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Oakland Raiders Sign Olsen Pierre and Eric Tomlinson and Promote Nick Nelson

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agents DL Olsen Pierre and TE Eric Tomlinson and have promoted CB Nick Nelson from the practice squad, the club announced Wednesday.

Pierre, a 6-foot-4, 293-pound defensive tackle in his third year in the NFL, joins the Raiders having spent the first nine games of the 2019 campaign with the New York Giants. Pierre was originally signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2015 before spending the majority of his rookie campaign on the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad. He was later signed as a reserve/future free agent by the Cardinals in 2016 and spent three seasons (2016-18) on the club’s active roster. Since entering the league, Pierre has appeared in 33 games and made eight starts, totaling 50 tackles (35 solo), 7.5 sacks, two passes defensed and one forced fumble.

Tomlinson, a 6-foot-6, 263-pound fourth-year tight end joins the Silver and Black after appearing in three contests with the New York Giants this season and an additional two with the New England Patriots. Tomlinson was originally an undrafted free agent signed by the Houston Texans, where he spent all of 2015 and a portion of 2016 on the club’s practice squad before signing to the New York Jets (2016-18). Over his career, Tomlinson has appeared in 41 contests and made 31 starts, tallying 17 receptions for 194 yards and one touchdown.

Nelson, originally the club’s fourth-round selection (110th overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft, re-joins the active roster having appeared in 11 games as a rookie, making three starts and compiling 17 tackles (11 solo), one pass defensed and one fumble recovery. 

Additionally, the Raiders have signed TE Paul ButlerLB Te’von Coney and OL Kyle Kalis to the team’s practice squad.

In a corresponding move, the team has released TE Cole Wick from its practice squad.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Sign DE Kasim Edebali

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed DE Kasim Edebali, the club announced Wednesday.

Edebali, a 6-foot-2, 253-pound defensive end, joins the Raiders for his sixth year in the NFL after entering the league in 2014 as an undrafted free agent and spending his first three seasons (2014-16) with the New Orleans Saints. Edebali would go on to spend the 2017 campaign with the Denver Broncos and Detroit Lions and most recently appeared in action with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2018. Over his career, Edebali has appeared in 62 contests and made two starts, logging 49 tackles (36 solo), eight sacks, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

A native of Hamburg, Germany, Edebali has appeared in 16 contests in three different campaigns and set a single-season career high of five sacks in 2016 with the Saints. 

Edebali played his collegiate ball at Boston College, appearing in 49 contests and totaling 166 tackles (88). 11 sacks, 15 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. 

Additionally, the Raiders have signed OL Kyle Kalis to the team’s practice squad.

Kalis is a 6-foot-4, 306-pound offensive lineman that entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Washington Redskins in 2017. He appeared in three games for the Indianapolis Colts that season after being claimed by the club from the Redskins. Last season, the former Michigan Wolverine appeared in four games with the Cleveland Browns.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations