Tag Archives: NFL

Oakland Raiders Sign First-Round Pick RB Josh Jacobs

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed first-round draft pick RB Josh Jacobs, the club announced Tuesday.

Jacobs, a 5-foot-10, 219-pound running back, was selected 24th overall by the Raiders in the 2019 NFL Draft. An elusive, hard-running ball carrier, Jacobs appeared in 42 contests during his time at Alabama (2016-18), helping the Crimson Tide capture the 2017 National Championship and earning Most Valuable Player honors in the contest. He totaled 251 carried for 1,491 yards (5.9 avg.) and added 16 scores, while tallying 48 receptions for 571 yards and one receiving touchdown. Jacobs was also an impressive returner, taking 19 kickoffs back for 514 yards, including one for a touchdown. His 28.6-yard kickoff return average ranks third in school annals.

In 2018, he totaled 15 scores, including 11 rushing, three receiving and one on special teams. His 11 rushing scores tied for seventh among the SEC and ranked third in the FBS among players with 120-or-fewer rushing attempts. He also tied for the team lead with 1,315 all-purpose yards on the season and tallied a 30.6-yard kickoff return average, the second-best single-season mark in Alabama history. Jacobs, a native of Tulsa, Okla., was also recognized by team coaches as a six-time Offensive Player of the Week and three-time Special Teams Player of the Week over his collegiate career.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders To Host Rams For Joint Training Camp Practices

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders will host the Los Angeles Rams for two joint practice sessions as part of the team’s 2019 Training Camp schedule, the team announced Monday.

The Raiders and Rams will practice on Wednesday, Aug. 7 and Thursday, Aug. 8 at the Silver and Black’s training camp home in Napa, Calif. The Raiders will then host the Rams in the preseason opener for both teams at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 5 p.m.

It marks the second-straight season that the Raiders have hosted a visiting team at training camp, as the Silver and Black welcomed the Detroit Lions to Napa Valley last summer.

The remainder of the Raiders’ training camp schedule, including specific dates and times, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Sign Second-Round Pick CB Trayvon Mullen

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed second-round draft pick CB Trayvon Mullen, the club announced Tuesday.

Mullen was selected 40th overall by the Raiders in the 2019 NFL Draft. Mullen appeared in 41 games and made 26 starts during his career at Clemson, totaling 93 tackles (68 solo), 4.5 tackles for loss, four interceptions, one forced fumble and 12 passes defensed. He was named second-team All-American by ACFA and second-team All-ACC in 2018 while earning All-ACC Honorable Mention in 2017. 

A native of Fort Lauderdale, FL., Mullen logged 37 tackles (30), two sacks, one interception and four passes defensed in 15 games as a junior in 2018. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound cornerback earned Defensive MVP Honors after posting a season-high six tackles, one interception, one sack and one forced fumble in a win against Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Sign First-Round Pick DE Clelin Ferrell

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed first-round draft pick DE Clelin Ferrell, the club announced Tuesday.

Ferrell was selected fourth overall by the Raiders in the 2019 NFL Draft. A prolific three-year starter at Clemson, Ferrell started in all 44 appearances and helped the school capture two National Championships in 2016 and 2018. Over his career, he totaled 166 tackles, including 50 for loss, 27 sacks, seven passes defensed, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Ferrell’s career sack total ranked tied for fourth in Tigers history, and he left Clemson as just the second player in school history to tally two first-team All-American honors from the Associated Press. He also became just the third player in Clemson history to earn the first-team honor as either a freshman or sophomore.

As a senior in 2018, Ferrell won the Ted Hendrick’s Award, given to the nation’s top defensive end. He recorded 55 tackles, including 20 for loss, 11.5 sacks, four passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, including one returned for a TD, en route to a consensus first-team All-American selection, first-team All-ACC honor while also being named ACC Defensive Player of the Year.

A native of Richmond, Va., the 6-foot-4, 267-pound defensive end played at Benedictine College Preparatory prior to entering the college ranks. He was ranked the No. 136th player in the nation by ESPN.com and was invited to the Under Armour All-American game following his senior year in 2014.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Sign Crockett And Langley; Waive Dorleant And Meander

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agents WR Montay Crockett and CB Isaiah Langley, the club announced Tuesday.

Crockett was originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent following the 2017 NFL Draft. The 6-foot, 184-pound wide receiver has also spent time with the Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals and Washington Redskins. Crockett was elevated to the Jaguars’ active roster prior to Week 17 of the 2017 campaign but did not appear in a game. While with Georgia Southern (2013-16), he appeared in 47 contests for and totaled 32 receptions for 535 yards and three touchdowns, adding 15 carries for 144 yards and two additional scores for the program.

Langley enters the NFL as an undrafted free agent after playing four years (2015-18) at USC, appearing 33 contests and tallying 105 tackles (79 solo), one interception and 13 passes defensed. As a senior in 2018, the 6-foot, 175-pound cornerback recorded a career-high 46 stops (36), adding his first career interception and six passes defensed.

In corresponding moves, the Raiders have waived DB Makinton Dorleant and S Montrel Meander.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders To Host Packers In Winnipeg For Preseason Game

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – The Oakland Raiders, in association with On Ice Entertainment Ltd., will host the Green Bay Packers in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada for a preseason Week 3 game on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. The contest, scheduled for a 7 p.m. (Central Time) kickoff at IG Field, will mark the first-ever game north of the border for the Silver and Black. 

Over the previous six months, the Raiders have worked with On Ice Entertainment to locate and establish a host site for the first NFL game in Canada since the Buffalo Bills played games at Toronto’s Rogers Centre each year from 2008-13. The game will also make the Raiders, who will host the Chicago Bears at Tottenham Stadium in London on Oct. 6, the first-ever NFL team to play games in three different nations in a single season.  

“I want to especially thank the Oakland Raiders for the opportunity and their trust as well as the Green Bay Packers and the NFL,” said John Graham, President of On Ice Entertainment. “IG Field is the home of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and this event could not be staged without the great assistance and support of Wade Miller (President & CEO, Winnipeg Blue Bombers), his entire staff and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. We also want to acknowledge and thank the cites of Edmonton and Regina for their time and efforts during this process.”

IG Field is a 33,000-seat, partially covered stadium that serves as the home of the Canadian Football League’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Canadian Premier League’s Valour FC soccer team. IG Field has played host to many large sporting events including the 103rd Grey Cup, the 2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic, and the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015.

“We are thrilled to welcome both the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers to IG Field this summer,” said Miller. “We look forward to NFL and CFL fans alike joining us this August for this special sporting event at IG Field as we showcase our great stadium and the city’s passion for the sport of football.” 

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, June 8 at 10 a.m. (Central Time). Ticket prices, determined by On Ice Entertainment, range from $75 to $340 CDN (plus taxes and fees).

The game will be broadcast via the Raiders television network, including KTVU/FOX-2 in the Bay Area and KVVU/FOX-5 in Las Vegas. The game will be televised nationally in Canada on TSN and RDS.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Announce Additions And Promotions On Player Personnel Staff

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have hired Jim Abrams as director of college scouting, Dwayne Joseph as director of pro personnel, DuJuan Daniels as assistant director of player personnel and Walter Juliff as senior advisor to the general manager, the team announced Tuesday. 

The Raiders have also hired Jack Gilmore as scouting coordinator, John Hill as a pro scout and Adam Maxie as a pro scouting assistant.  

Additionally, General Manager Mike Mayock has promoted Tom Delaney to senior vice president – director of football administration, David Christoff to director of football analytics, Teddy Atlas to assistant director of college scouting and Trey Scott to assistant director of player personnel.

Abrams joins the Raiders after serving in the Dallas Cowboys’ scouting department for seven seasons. Prior to joining the Cowboys as the team’s West Coast scout in 2012, Abrams spent seven years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he was a national scout with specific emphasis on the western region. He also served 13 years with the San Francisco 49ers as a scouting assistant, regional scout and national scout. Abrams played safety at Kent State after transferring from City College of San Francisco

Joseph comes to the Silver and Black after spending four seasons as the Philadelphia Eagles’ director of pro scouting. He coordinated all aspects of the pro scouting department and was on staff with the Eagles’ Super Bowl LII championship team. Prior to Philadelphia, Joseph was with the Chicago Bears for three seasons and served in multiple capacities for the Miami Dolphins from 2004-11. A four-year letterman at Syracuse, Joseph signed with the Bears in 1994 as an undrafted free agent and played in 16 career games with one start as a cornerback.

Daniels joins the Raiders after serving the previous 13 seasons in the New England Patriots’ player personnel department. He spent the past six seasons as a national scout for New England. He joined the Patriots as a scouting assistant in 2006 and was also an area scout for five years. During his time in New England, the Patriots won 12 AFC East Division titles and claimed three Super Bowl championships (XLIX, LI and LIII). A four-year letterman at Boston College, Daniels was a two-time Big East All-Academic Team selection.

Juliff enters his 36th season in NFL scouting, having served the previous 31 years in the Dallas Cowboys’ personnel department. Juliff became a national scout for the Cowboys in 2008 after being the club’s southeast area scout from 2001-07. He was assistant director of college and pro scouting from 1995-2000 after serving eight years as a national and area scout. Before becoming a full-time scout, Juliff was a graduate assistant at the University of Texas for two years. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Angelo State University and an M.B.A. from Texas.

Gilmore comes to the Raiders after working for the Reese’s Senior Bowl in 2018 as a scouting assistant. Gilmore previously served in operations with the Buffalo Bills and was a graduate assistant at the University of North Alabama. He graduated from Alabama, where he also worked as a football personnel assistant from 2015-17 and earned his M.B.A. at North Alabama.

Hill served as scouting coordinator with the Philadelphia Eagles for three seasons and was on staff when the Eagles won Super Bowl LII. Hill was a defensive back at Princeton from 2012-15, totaling four career interceptions and helping lead the Tigers to the Ivy League title in 2013. He also participated in track and field, winning Ivy League team and individual championships. 

Maxie joins the Raiders for his first year as a pro scouting assistant. Maxie finished his collegiate career as a defensive back at Coastal Carolina, playing 15 games in two seasons after transferring from Kent State. Following his collegiate career, Maxie earned a tryout with the Buffalo Bills in 2017. His father, Brett, played 13 seasons in the NFL

Delaney is in his 20th year with the Raiders and has served as the director of football administration since 2012. He is responsible for negotiating player contracts and managing the salary cap. A native of Pleasanton, Calif., Delaney holds a math degree from UC Davis and worked in asset management as a financial analyst prior to joining the Raiders. 

Christoff enters his fifth season with the Raiders, joining the team as a player personnel analyst in 2015 and serving as director of player analytics since 2017. Previously, Christoff was an independent sports analyst at InsourcedSports.com and was a research analyst at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He graduated from MIT with a degree in mechanical engineering.

Atlas, who enters his ninth year with the Raiders, joined the Silver and Black in 2011 and was named scouting coordinator prior to the 2012 season. He was a football operations assistant with the Cleveland Browns in 2009 before becoming a full-time personnel assistant in 2010. A native of Staten Island, N.Y., Atlas boxed at Northeastern University in Boston. 

Scott enters his eighth season with the Silver and Black, having joined the team as an area scout in 2012, primarily scouting the Midwest. He also worked in the Washington Redskins’ player personnel department in 2011. A native of Kansas City, Kan., Scott graduated from Kansas State, where he played quarterback and majored in business management. 

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Sign WR Brian Burt

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent WR Brian Burt, the club announced Friday. 

Burt, a 5-foot-11, 194-pound receiver out of Fresno State, played two seasons (2017-18) for the Bulldogs before signing with the Silver and Black. He appeared in seven games at Fresno State including six as a senior in 2018.

Before joining the Bulldogs’ program, the East Wenatchee, Wash., native played for Ventura (Calif.) College during the 2016 campaign. He appeared in 11 contests and tallied 87 rushes for 563 yards with four scores, while adding 14 receptions for 212 yards and an additional two touchdowns. That season, Burt earned second-team all-purpose honors with the school.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Sign WR Jalin Marshall; Acquire 2012 Draft Pick

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent WR Jalin Marshall and have also acquired a conditional seventh-round selection in the 2012 NFL Draft via a trade with the Chicago Bears, the club announced Tuesday. As part of the trade terms, the Raiders will receive the Bears’ seventh-round selection in 2012 in exchange for K Eddy Piñeiro.

The 5-foot-11, 205-pound receiver most recently spent the 2018 season with the Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football. Ahead of his stint with the Apollos, Marshall spent two seasons (2016-17) with the New York Jets after signing with the club as an undrafted free agent. Marshall appeared in 10 contests for the Jets and tallied 14 receptions for 162 yards and two scores, adding 18 punt returns for 100 yards and 13 kickoff returns for 324 yards.

Prior to the NFL, the native of Middletown, Ohio, played two seasons (2014-15) at Ohio State, appearing in 27 contests while making 12 starts for the program. He compiled 74 receptions as a Buckeye, notching 976 yards (13.2 avg.) and 11 touchdown receptions, adding 27 carries for 175 yards and an additional score.

Piñeiro was originally signed by the Raiders as an undrafted free agent following the conclusion of the 2018 NFL Draft. He spent the offseason with the club and appeared in one preseason contest, making all three field goals attempted, before being placed on the Reserve/Injured List for the remainder of his rookie campaign. Piñeiro played two years at Florida, appearing in 24 games and connecting on 38-of-43 attempts for a program-record 88.4 field goal percentage.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Make Transactions

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed the following two rookie free agents following their participation in the team’s rookie minicamp on a tryout basis, the club announced Monday.

Player                    Pos.    Ht.     Wt.    College

Cole, A.J.                     P          6-4      217     N.C. State

Ollie, Ronald               DT       6-2      292     Nicholls State 

Cole: Played in 52 career games and finished ranked second in North Carolina State program history in punting yards (9,288) and third in punts (220)…Ranks third in program annals with a 42.2-yard punting average…As a senior, punted 49 times for 2,076 yards (42.4 avg.) and pinned opponents inside the 20-yard line 22 times…Eclipsed the 2,000-yard mark for the fourth-straight season.

Ollie: Played two seasons at Nicholls State after transferring from East Mississippi Community College…Appeared in 22 games at Nicholls State and made one start, totaling 74 tackles (38 solo), including 20 for loss, seven sacks, two passes defensed and two fumble recoveries…Played in 12 contests as a senior and notched 33 stops (20), 13.5 for loss, five sacks and two fumble recoveries…Earned MACJC All-State Second Team honors his sophomore season at EMCC.

In corresponding transactions, the Raiders have waived the following two players:

Player                    Pos.    Ht.     Wt.    College

Kaser, Drew                P          6-2      206     Texas A&M

McGloster, Jamar       T          6-6      319     Syracuse

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations