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Las Vegas Raiders Sign CB Prince Amukamara

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Las Vegas Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent CB Prince Amukamara, the team announced Monday.

Amukamara enters his 10th season in the league and first with the Silver and Black, having spent the past three seasons (2017-19) with the Chicago Bears, while also spending time with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2016) after five seasons with the New York Giants (2011-15). A first-round selection (19th overall) by the Giants in the 2011 NFL Draft, the 2012 Super Bowl XLVI champion has appeared in 113 contests with 99 starts over his career, tallying 477 tackles (417 solo), 10 interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, 78 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. In postseason action, Amukamara has appeared in five contests and made one start with the Bears in 2018, compiling three tackles (two) and one pass defensed.

Last season, the 6-foot, 204-pound cornerback started in every appearance (15) for the second consecutive season. He logged 53 stops (44) and the second-most passes defensed (10) on the team, while also posting one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Over his three seasons with the Bears, Amukamara started in 42-of-44 games, totaling 167 stops (146), three interceptions, including one returned for a score and 29 passes defensed, marks that all ranked top-5 on the team during that span.

In his lone year with the Jaguars in 2016, he started in 12-of-14 contests and tallied 49 tackles (46) and ranked third on the team with six passes defensed.

Over his first five seasons with the Giants, Amukamara started in 45-of-55 career contests, recording 261 tackles (225), seven interceptions and 43 passes defensed, marks that once again each ranked in the top-5 on the team during his time with the franchise. He also added three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

A native of Glendale, Ariz., Amukamara played in 49 games with 31 starts over four seasons (2007-10) at Nebraska, posting 161 tackles, including six for loss, four sacks, five interceptions, 26 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. As a senior in 2010, the team’s top defensive player was a unanimous All-American selection and All-Big 12 Conference First Team honoree, while also collecting Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year accolades.

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have Waived/Failed Physical CB Nick Nelson.

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Las Vegas Raiders Sign RB Devontae Booker

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Las Vegas Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent RB Devontae Booker, the club announced Monday.

Booker joins the Silver and Black following his first four seasons with the Denver Broncos (2016-19), after originally being selected by the club in the fourth round (136th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. Booker has appeared in 61 contests with six starts over his career, tallying 289 rushing attempts for 1,103 yards and six touchdowns, while adding 105 receptions for 872 yards and an additional score.

In 2019, the 5-foot-11, 219-pound rusher appeared in 16 contests for the second consecutive season and third time overall in his career. The two seasons prior, Booker compiled over 450 scrimmage yards in each campaign, while tallying a career-high 38 receptions in 2018 and tying his career high with 275 receiving yards.

Booker’s best statistical season came during his rookie campaign in 2016, as he appeared in all 16 games and made six starts, becoming just the 13th rookie in team history and first since 2009 to lead the club in rushing. Booker posted 174 carries for 612 yards and four touchdowns, while also notching 31 receptions for 265 yards and one score.

A native of Sacramento, Calif., Booker started in 19-of-23 contests at Utah after beginning his collegiate career at American River College. As a senior in 2015, Booker posted 1,261 rushing yards on 268 carries with 11 touchdowns in 10 games before suffering a season-ending knee injury. He was named a Maxwell Award and Doak Walker Award semifinalist and was also selected All-Pac-12 Second Team.

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Las Vegas Raiders 2020 Schedule Announcement

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Las Vegas Raiders’ 2020 regular season schedule is below, as the National Football League announced Thursday.

PRESEASON

Date                                       Opponent                                                             Time (PT)               TV

Aug. 13-17                            at Seattle Seahawks                                            TBD                         TBD

Aug. 20-24                            at San Francisco 49ers                                        TBD                         TBD

Aug. 27-30                            ARIZONA CARDINALS                                          TBD                         TBD

Sept. 3-4                                LOS ANGELES RAMS                                            TBD                         TBD

REGULAR SEASON

Date                                       Opponent                                                             Time (PT)               TV

Sun., Sept. 13                       at Carolina Panthers                                           10:00 a.m.             CBS

Mon., Sept. 21                     NEW ORLEANS SAINTS*                                     5:15 p.m.               ESPN

Sun., Sept. 27                       at New England Patriots                                     10:00 a.m.             CBS

Sun., Oct. 4                           BUFFALO BILLS                                                     1:25 p.m.               CBS

Sun., Oct. 11                         at Kansas City Chiefs                                           10:00 a.m.             CBS

                                                BYE WEEK

Sun., Oct. 25                         TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS**                             5:20 p.m.               NBC

Sun., Nov. 1                          at Cleveland Browns                                           10:00 a.m.             FOX

Sun., Nov. 8                          at Los Angeles Chargers                                     1:05 p.m.               FOX

Sun., Nov. 15                        DENVER BRONCOS                                              1:05 p.m.               CBS

Sun., Nov. 22                        KANSAS CITY CHIEFS**                                       5:20 p.m.               NBC

Sun., Nov. 29                        at Atlanta Falcons                                                10:00 a.m.             CBS

Sun., Dec. 6                           at New York Jets                                                  10:00 a.m.             CBS

Sun., Dec. 13                        INDIANAPOLIS COLTS                                          1:05 p.m.               CBS

Thu., Dec. 17                        LOS ANGELES CHARGERS***                             5:20 p.m.              FOX/NFLN/Amazon

Sat/Sun., Dec. 26/27           MIAMI DOLPHINS                                                TBD                         TBD

Sun., Jan. 3                            at Denver Broncos                                               1:25 p.m.               CBS

*       – Monday Night Football on ESPN with simulcast on ABC.

**     – Sunday Night Football games in Weeks 5-16 subject to change.

***   – NFL Network and Amazon simulcast subject to change

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Las Vegas Raiders Announce Additional Undrafted Free Agents

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Las Vegas Raiders have signed the following undrafted free agents, the club announced Thursday.

Player                                                     Pos.                        Ht.          Wt.         College

Eberle, Dominik                                    K                              6-1          186         Utah State

Mariner, Siaosi                                     WR                          6-2          190         Utah State

Panasiuk, Mike                                     DT                           6-3          294         Michigan State

Eberle: Played four years at Utah State, appearing in 43 games and finishing his collegiate career as the most decorated kicker in program history…Left the program as the school’s all-time leader in points scored (359), points per game (8.34), FGs made (64), PATs (167), PAT attempts (167), PAT percentage (1.000), consecutive PATs (167) and FGs from 50-plus yards (four)…As a senior, connected on 21-of-24 FG attempts in 13 games and totaled 108 points…Was a perfect 45-for-45 on PATs…Garnered Pro Football Focus honorable mention All-American, second-team Senior CLASS All-American, first-team All-Mountain West and Phil Steele Publication’s first-team All-Mountain West honors…Also named Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week three times.

Mariner: Played one year at Utah State after transferring from Utah…Played in a combined 49 career games with 35 starts, totaling 115 receptions for 1,772 yards (15.4 avg.) and 14 TDs…As a senior at Utah State, started 13 games and established career highs in receptions (63), yards (987) and TDs (10)…Named second-team All-Mountain West and earned Academic All-Mountain West honors.

Panasiuk: Played four years at Michigan State, seeing action in 51 games with 41 starts…Totaled 100 tackles (40 solo), including 18 for loss, four sacks, two INTs, six passes defensed and one forced fumble…As a senior in 2019, played in 13 games with 12 starts, posting a career-high 36 tackles (13), including nine for loss, two sacks, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed…Named honorable mention All-Big Ten by media and coaches and named second-team All-Big Ten by Pro Football Focus.

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Las Vegas Raiders Announce Transactions

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Las Vegas Raiders have made the following transactions, the club announced Wednesday.

SIGNED THE FOLLOWING FREE AGENTS:

Player                                                     Pos.        Ht.          Wt.         Exp.        College

Phillips, Justin                                       LB            6-0          235         1              Oklahoma State

Young, Sam                                           T              6-8          302         11           Notre Dame

SIGNED THE FOLLOWING UNDRAFTED FREE AGENT:

Player                                                     Pos.        Ht.          Wt.         Exp.        College

Seymour, Kamaal                                 T              6-6          319         R              Rutgers

Phillips: Returns to the Raiders after spending a portion of the 2019 campaign with the Silver and Black, appearing in four contests and registering four tackles (two solo), tallying an additional three on special teams…Originally signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2019 before signing to the Raiders’ practice squad ahead of Week 1….Spent five years at Oklahoma State (2014-18), playing four seasons and appearing in 42 contests, compiling 221 tackles (146), including 23 for loss, 6.5 sacks, three INTs including two returned for TDs, six passes defensed, six forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries…As a senior in 2018, was named a team captain and earned team MVP honors, while also garnering All-Big 12 recognition after posting 98 tackles, the sixth-most in the Big 12 that season.

Young: Enters his 12th season in the NFL after most recently spending parts of 2019 with the San Francisco 49ers…Has spent time with the Miami Dolphins (2016-18), Jacksonville Jaguars (2013-15) and Buffalo Bills (2011-13) after originally being selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round (179th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft…Career totals include 92 games played with 21 starts…Prior to the NFL, was a four-year starter at Notre Dame (2006-09), starting in all 50 games, including 40 at left tackle and 10 at right tackle.

Seymour: Played four years at Rutgers (2016-19), playing in 46 career contests with 41 starts…Made all of his collegiate starts at right tackle after moving to the offensive line as a redshirt freshman…As a senior in 2019, started in all 12 contests and was recognized as the David Bender Trophy award winner as the team’s premier offensive lineman…Was also named Academic All-Big Ten.

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Las Vegas Raiders Announce Undrafted Free Agent Signings

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Las Vegas Raiders have signed the following four undrafted free agents, the club announced Tuesday.

Player                                                     Pos.                        Ht.          Wt.         College

Bowers, Nick                                         TE                            6-4          265         Penn State

Harper, Madre                                     CB                           6-1          196         Southern Illinois

McCullough, Liam                                LS                            6-2          249         Ohio State

White, Javin                                          LB                            6-2          211         UNLV

Bowers: Played four years at Penn State, seeing action in 26 games with two starts…Career totals included 17 career receptions for 279 yards and five TDs…As a senior in 2019, was selected to the All-Big Ten team after appearing in 13 contests and with two starts, logging career highs in receptions (10), receiving yards (214) and TDs (three).

Harper: Played two years at Southern Illinois after transferring from Oklahoma State…In his two years at Southern Illinois, played in 21 games and made 15 starts, compiling 88 tackles (72 solo), including one for loss, a half-sack, two INTs, 20 passes defensed and one forced fumble…As a senior in 2019, played in a career-high 11 contests with 10 starts, posting 42 stops (30), including one for loss, two INTs and 14 passes defensed en route to Missouri Valley Football Conference honorable mention recognition after ranking 17th in the nation with 1.3 passes defensed per game. 

McCullough: Played four years at Ohio State, appearing primarily as the program’s long snapper…Handled long-snapping duties in 54-of-55 contests during his collegiate career, missing just one game due to illness…Was successful on 577 consecutive snaps and was named a finalist for the Patrick Mannelly Award as a senior, an award given annually to the nation’s top long-snapper, after tying a career high with 14 games played.

White: Played four years at UNLV, appearing in 43 games and making 29 starts for the program…Career totals include 201 tackles (124 solo), including 18 for loss, 3.5 sacks, nine INTs, 15 passes defensed, seven forced fumbles and one fumble recovery…Named to the UNLV All-Decade Team at linebacker after finishing sixth in Rebels history in INTs and third in forced fumbles…As a senior in 2019, started all 12 contests and was named to the Butkus Award watch list, while being recognized as All-Mountain West honorable mention after posting 79 stops (54), including 8.5 for loss, 1.5 sacks, there INTs, 11 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. 

In corresponding transactions, the Raiders have waived TE Paul ButlerLB Te’von ConeyDE Kendall DonnersonOL Kyle KalisQB DeShone Kizer and LB Quentin Poling.

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Las Vegas Raiders Re-sign De’Mornay Pierson-El

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Las Vegas Raiders have re-signed free agent WR De’Mornay Pierson-El, the club announced Thursday.

Pierson-El enters his second stint with the Raiders, having spent training camp in 2019 on the team’s roster and appearing in all four preseason games, tallying nine receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown, while also taking over punt return duties, logging 15 returns for 81 yards. 

A 5-foot-8, 194-pound wide receiver, Pierson-El most recently appeared in the XFL as a member of the St. Louis BattleHawks. In five contests for the club, Pierson-El hauled in 23-of-26 targets for 209 yards (9.1 avg.) and added two receiving touchdowns.

Prior to joining the Silver and Black during the 2019 offseason, he spent time with the Salt Lake Stallions in the Alliance of American Football, recording 36 receptions for 414 yards (11.5 avg.) and one touchdown. Pierson-El’s receptions and receiving yards both led the team through eight contests. Ahead of his time with the AAF, Pierson-El was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Washington Redskins and also appeared with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League

A native of Alexandria, Va., Pierson-El played four seasons (2014-17) at Nebraska. He appeared in 43 games and recorded 100 receptions for 1,309 yards (13.1 avg.) and added 11 touchdown receptions, while also rushing 26 times for 67 yards.

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Las Vegas Raiders Release Tahir Whitehead

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Las Vegas Raiders have released LB Tahir Whitehead, the team announced Monday.

Whitehead originally signed with the club as a free agent ahead of the 2018 season. In two years with the Silver and Black, Whitehead started in all 32 contests, compiling back-to-back 100-plus-tackle campaigns, leading the team in both seasons. Over his eight-year career with the Detroit Lions (2012-17) and Raiders, Whitehead has appeared in 125 contests with 86 starts, recorded 600 tackles (435 solo), three sacks, five interceptions, 24 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries.

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LAS VEGAS Raiders Sign Quentin Poling

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Las Vegas Raiders have signed free agent LB Quentin Poling, the team announced Thursday.

Poling, a 6-foot-1, 235-pound linebacker, returns to the Raiders having spent the majority of the 2019 campaign on the club’s practice squad and appearing in one contest on special teams. He spent the entirety of his rookie campaign on the Miami Dolphins’ practice squad after originally being selected by the club in the seventh round (227th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.

The Gomer, Ohio, native played four seasons at Ohio before entering the NFL, starting in 50 contests and making 374 tackles (217), 18.5 sacks, seven interceptions, 21 passes defensed and seven forced fumbles, while also collecting a program-record 44 tackles for loss. As a senior in 2017, Poling started all 13 games and earned first-team All-MAC honors after leading the program with 107 tackles, adding 5.5 sacks, four passes defensed and three forced fumbles.

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Las Vegas Raiders Sign Jalen Richard To Extension

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Las Vegas Raiders have signed RB Jalen Richard to a two-year contract extension, the team announced Wednesday.

Richard originally signed with the Raiders after participating on a tryout basis at the team’s rookie mini-camp as an undrafted free agent following the conclusion of the 2016 NFL Draft. In four seasons with the Silver and Black, Richard has appeared in 64 contests and made two starts, logging 233 rushing attempts for 1,170 yards and three touchdowns, adding 160 receptions and an additional 1,380 yards and three scores. Richard has also played a large role on special teams, tallying 34 kickoff returns for 680 yards and 68 punt returns for 485 yards.

In 2019, Richard appeared in all 16 contests for the fourth consecutive year. He tallied 39 carries for 145 yards, adding 36 receptions and 323 yards. His 36 receptions were tied for fourth-most on the squad in 2019. 

In 2018, Richard was a major offensive contributor, as he tallied a career-high 68 receptions, tied for most on the club and also tied with Marcus Allen for the fourth-most receptions in a single season by a Raiders running back. Richard’s 104 receptions since 2018 rank eighth-most among all running backs in the league. During his 2017 campaign, he totaled 531 yards from scrimmage and scored two times on offense. 

As a rookie in 2016, Richard made the initial 53-man active roster out of training camp. In his NFL debut and on his first career carry, Richard scored his first career touchdown on a 75-yard rush midway through the fourth quarter and became just the fourth player ever to score on a 75-or-more yard run in his NFL debut, joining the likes of Oran Pape (1930), Alan Ameche (1955) and Ottis Anderson (1979). Additionally, his average of 5.9 yards per carry ranked first in the NFL among players with at least 80 rushing attempts that season. He was also recognized as a Pro Bowl alternate as a return specialist after posting 17 kickoff returns for 402 yards (23.6 avg.) and 34 punt returns for 306 yards (9.0 avg.).

A native of Alexandria, La., Richard played four years for Southern Miss, appearing in 41 games and making 29 starts. As a Golden Eagle, he totaled 2,082 career rushing yards on 397 carries and logged 19 touchdowns, while also hauling in 83 passes for 675 yards and an additional five scores.

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