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Oakland Raiders Announce Transactions

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have made the following roster moves, the club announced Friday. Remaining transactions to bring the team to the league-mandated 53-man active roster will be made by 1 p.m. PT this Saturday, Aug. 31.

WAIVED THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS:

Player                                                   Pos.       Ht.          Wt.        Exp.       College

Allen-Williams, Bryson                   LB           6-1          230         R             South Carolina

Barnes, Brandon                               TE           6-5          256         1              Alabama State

Cowser, James                                  LB           6-3          231         3              Southern Utah

Holsey, Joshua                                  CB           5-11       195         2              Auburn

Wright, Gabe                                     DT           6-3          295         3              Auburn

RELEASED THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS:

Player                                                   Pos.       Ht.          Wt.        Exp.       College

Brown, Mack                                      RB           5-11       213         3              Florida 

Marshall, Brandon                           LB           6-1          245         8              Nevada

Richards, Jordan                               S              5-11       215         5              Stanford

Willson, Luke                                     TE           6-5          255         7              Rice

WAIVED/INJURED THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS:

Player                                                   Pos.       Ht.          Wt.        Exp.       College

Barrett, Alex                                       DE           6-2          250         1              San Diego State

Dorleant, Makinton                         DB          5-11       182         2              Northern Iowa

Hunt, Cameron                                 G/C        6-4          305         1              Oregon

Vanderdoes, Eddie                          DT           6-3          315         3              UCLA

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Return Cowser and Holton to Practice Squad

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed LB James Cowser and WR Johnny Holton to the practice squad, the club announced Wednesday.

Cowser was originally signed by the club as an undrafted free agent in 2016. Earlier this season, he was elevated to the active roster from the club’s practice squad but has not seen game action in 2018. Now in his third year, he has appeared in 22 contests, made 28 tackles (21), one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

Holton originally signed with the team as an undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati following the conclusion of the 2016 NFL Draft. Holton spent the first 11 weeks of the 2018 campaign on the club’s practice squad before being elevated to the active roster and making his season debut in Week 12. Over his first three years, Holton has appeared in 32 games, making one start and totaling 11 receptions for 252 yards (22.9 avg.), adding three scores.

In a corresponding move, the team has released WR ArDarius Stewart from the practice squad.

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Oakland Raiders Sign DE Kony Ealy

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent DE Kony Ealy, the club announced Monday.

A former second-round pick (60th overall) of the Carolina Panthers in the 2014 NFL Draft, Ealy now enters his fifth year in the league after making stops with the Panthers (2014-16) and New York Jets (2017). At 6-foot-4 and 275 pounds, the defensive end has appeared in 62 games over his career with the two clubs, making 19 starts and compiling 90 tackles (53 solo), 15 sacks, two interceptions, 14 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. In postseason action, Ealy has appeared in five contests and made one start, notching 11 stops (five), three sacks, one pass defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

A native of New Madrid, Mo., Ealy played in 38 games at Missouri and made 25 starts, earning first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors as a junior in 2013. Over his career, he registered 93 tackles, including 27.5 for loss, 14 sacks, one interception, 13 passes defensed and four forced fumbles. 

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have waived LB James Cowser.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Announce Transactions

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have elevated LB James Cowser to the active roster from the practice squad and placed CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on the Reserve/Retired List, the club announced Tuesday.

Cowser was originally signed by the club as an undrafted free agent in 2016. Now in his third year, he has appeared in 22 contests, made 28 tackles (21), one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

Rodgers-Cromartie, an 11-year veteran originally drafted in the first round (16th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals, was signed by the team as a free agent this past August. He appeared in all seven contests this season, making one start, and recorded six tackles, two passes defensed and one forced fumble.

The Raiders have also signed T Jamar McGloster to the club’s practice squad. McGloster, a 6-foot-6, 319-pound rookie lineman out of Syracuse, was originally signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent following the 2018 NFL Draft and also spent training camp with the Detroit Lions. The Newark, N.J. native appeared in 30 games for the Orange and made 24 starts.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Retain Five Exclusive Rights Free Agents

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have re-signed the following five exclusive rights free agents, the club announced Monday.

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS

Player                    Pos.    Ht.     Wt.    Exp.   College

Calhoun, Shilique        LB        6-4      250     3          Michigan State

Cowser, James           LB/DE 6-3      245     3          Southern Utah

Harris, Erik                  S          6-3      225     3          California (Pa.)

Kirkland, Denver        G/T     6-4      335     3          Arkansas

Tavecchio, Giorgio     K          5-10    180     2          California

Additionally, the Raiders have waived LS Andrew East.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations