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Oakland Raiders Re-Sign S Nate Allen

Photo by Shawn Jonas

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have re-signed S Nate Allen, the club announced Thursday.

Allen played in five games for the Raiders in 2015, starting three, and totaled 14 tackles (11 solo), one interception and two passes defensed. He missed 11 games on the year, suffering a knee injury in Week 1 and finishing the year on the Reserve/Injured List. He was released Tuesday before re-joining the team today.

The six-year veteran has played in 79 games with 72 starts over his career, totaling 394 tackles (268 solo), 11 interceptions, four sacks, 30 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. Allen originally signed with Oakland as an unrestricted free agent in March 2015 following five seasons (2010-14) with the Philadelphia Eagles.

A native of Cape Coral, Fla., Allen played collegiately at South Florida and started 39-of-48 career games at free safety.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Release Safety Nate Allen

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ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have released S Nate Allen, the club announced Tuesday.

Allen played in five games for the Raiders in 2015, starting three, and totaled 14 tackles (11 solo), one interception and two passes defensed. He missed 11 games on the year, suffering a knee injury in Week 1 and finishing the year on the Reserve/Injured List.

The six-year veteran has played in 79 games with 72 starts over his career.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Sign CB SaQwan Edwards To Active Roster

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed CB SaQwan Edwards to the active roster from the practice squad, the club announced Wednesday.

Edwards originally signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent in May 2015. After being waived by the team at the end of training camp, he was signed to the Raiders’ practice squad on Sept. 6 and has remained there for the first 16 weeks of the season.

The 6-foot, 200-pounder played three years at New Mexico after transferring from Blinn College in Brenham, Texas. He appeared in 31 games for the Lobos, totaling 65 tackles (57 solo), three interceptions and 19 passes defensed. Last season as a senior, Edwards played in 12 games and posted 42 tackles (30) with three interceptions and nine passes defensed.

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have placed S Nate Allen on the Reserve/Injured List.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Raiders Announce Re-signing Of Taylor Mays And CJ Wilson; Place Nate Allen Injured Designated For Return List

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agents S Taylor Mays and DL C.J. Wilson, the club announced Tuesday.

Taylor Mays

Mays, now in his sixth NFL season, rejoins the Raiders after a brief stint with the team during the 2015 preseason. He spent parts of this past offseason with the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions after beginning his career with the San Francisco 49ers (2010) and Cincinnati Bengals (2011-14). The 6-foot-3, 235-pounder has totaled 72 tackles (51 solo), four passes defensed, one sack, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in 66 career games.

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Wilson, 6-foot-3 and 290 pounds, also rejoins the Raiders in his sixth NFL season, after spending last year with the team. Wilson played in all 16 games for Oakland in 2014, starting seven, before he was released at the end of the 2015 preseason. Wilson, who spent his first four seasons (2010-13) with the Green Bay Packers, has totaled 66 games played, with 18 starts, 137 tackles (76 solo), 5.5 sacks, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery in his regular season career, with 24 tackles (14 solo) and one sack in eight postseason games.

To make room on the roster, the Raiders have waived TE Gabe Holmes and placed S Nate Allen on the Reserve/Injured – Designated for Return list.

Oakland Raiders Injury Update

The Oakland Raiders were needing some good news following what appeared to be serious injuries to a number of key players.

Following Sunday Raiders didn’t explain injuries in detail.

Nate Allen (Knee), Charles Woodson (Shoulder), Derek Carr (Hand), Justin Ellis (Ankle)

Derek Carr

Carr was knocked out of the game in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Bengals it was later confirmed as a hand injury by the Raiders.

Mixed reports confused the situation through out the day.

Around 9:30 AM PDT ESPN’s Chris Mortenson reported that Raiders didn’t expect Carr to play and that he would be out in week 2.  SiriusXM NFL Radio aired that news around 10:30 on it NFl Update

Mortensen would  tweet out that Christian Ponder had been contacted by Raiders. Then a few hours later Mortensen tweeted that Raiders had informed Ponder that he would not be signed due to encouraging MRI reports.

NFL’s Ian Rapoprt later confirmed the injury (Bruised Thumb), and said swelling would determine if Carr would play or not.

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Jack Del Rio 

Del Rio Spoke to the media around 3:00 PM PDT

“We think he’s going to be OK,” Del Rio said in a press conference.

“He was up here in the office this morning showing me how he could squeeze the ball and all that, so it was good news,” Del Rio said. “I think we’re all relieved.”

“Yeah, using his throwing hand to become a straight-arm tool,” Del Rio said, “I would probably not ask him to repeat that.”

Charles Woodson

When Jack Del Rio spoke at 3:00PM PDT he had not yet heard about the results on Charles Woodson’s injury

ESPN’s Josina Anderson later confirmed the injury, Dislocated Shoulder.Screenshot_2015-09-15-07-18-56-1

NFL’s Ian Rapoport later added to Josina’s report.

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Nate Allen

The intial reports were that Raiders feared Allen’s injury was a torn ACL. after MRi it was not to be the case.

Jack Del Rio said in his presser that he thought Nate Allen could return this season.

NFL’s Ian Rapport confirmed MRI report.

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Justin Ellis 

We got no clarification except that it was an Ankle injury.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Oakland Raiders Sign Former Philadelphia Eagles Safety Nate Allen

March 12, 2015 10:25 AM PT

Shawn Jonas

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent S Nate Allen, the club announced Thursday.

Allen joins Oakland following five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. He played in 74 games with 69 starts for the Eagles, earning the starting safety spot as a rookie in 2010, posting 380 tackles (257 solo), 10 interceptions, 28 passes defensed, four sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. He also tallied eight special teams stops.

Last season, the 6-foot-1, 210-pounder started 15 games for Philadelphia, recording a team- and career-high four interceptions and tied for the team lead with three fumble recoveries. Allen set a career high with 94 tackles (56 solo) in 2013 and started all 16 games.

The Cape Coral, Florida, native was originally selected by the Eagles in the second round (37th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft out of South Florida. He played in 48 games for the Bulls from 2006-09, totaling 224 tackles and nine interceptions. He earned All-Big East honors during his senior season after four interceptions.

Nate Allen signed a 4 year / $23,000,000 contract with the Oakland Raiders, including a $4,000,000 signing bonus, $11,800,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $5,750,000

More On Nate Allen ( Courtesy of The Oakland Raiders Website)

The veteran safety signed a contract with the Oakland Raiders Thursday after spending the past five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. During his tenure with the Eagles, Allen played in 74 games with 69 starts, posting 380 tackles (257 solo), 10 interceptions, 28 passes defensed, four sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

“I just fell in love with everything and the direction that the organization is going and the coaching staff they brought in, and the group of guys that we have here,” said Allen after signing his deal. “It’s a great thing and like I’ve been saying, we’re planning on winning now. We’re not trying to rebuild and try to do this or do that, we’re trying to make something happen now, this year.”

After growing up in Cape Coral, Fla., Allen earned a scholarship to play at the University of South Florida, where he played in nine of USF’s 13 games as a freshman.

Allen then became the model of consistency for the Bulls, starting each game for the next three seasons before declaring for the NFL Draft, where he was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round (No. 37 overall) of the 2010 draft.

The former Bull enjoyed a successful run in Philadelphia, helping the team secure two playoff berths, as well as recording a team- and career-high four interceptions in 2014.

Allen now sets on his sights on finding success in the Silver and Black in 2015, and is looking forward to refining his game under former All-Pro and current defensive backs coach Marcus Robertson.

“He, Coach Robertson]brings a lot of knowledge just from the little bit that I’ve sat down and talked to him,” Allen said. “Just to be able to work with somebody like that of his caliber, and even [assistant defensive backs coach] Rod Woodson, it’s great. I know they’re going to try to make me the best player I can be and I’m excited about that.”

In addition to Coach Robertson and Coach Woodson, Allen will have the added benefit of playing in the secondary with future Hall of Famer Charles Woodson.

“Obviously his resume speaks for himself,” Allen said of his new teammate. “He is who he is, a future Hall of Famer. Just to be able to work alongside a dude like that, I mean I couldn’t ask for a better situation.”

With both Allen and Woodson in the defensive secondary, Allen’s versatility will be on full display, as he can play both strong and free safety.

“We’ll figure all that out when the time comes, but like I’ve been saying, however I need to help the team win, I’m going to do it,” he said. I’m going to put the team over myself. Whatever I have to do to help the team win is what I’m going to do.”

Heading into 2015, Allen is excited for a fresh start and looking forward to putting the pads on and getting back to work.