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Oakland Raiders Sign CB Daryl Worley

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent CB Daryl Worley, the club announced Monday.

Worley joins the Silver and Black entering his third year in the NFL, having spent the last two seasons with the Carolina Panthers. Worley, a third-round selection (77th overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft, has appeared in 31 contests and made 25 starts, recording 150 tackles (111 solo), two sacks, three interceptions and 19 passes defensed.

Last season, Worley made a career-high 14 starts for the Panthers and set career highs in interceptions (two) and passes defensed (10), while also adding 63 tackles. As a rookie, he appeared in all 16 contests and ranked second on the team with nine passes defensed.

A native of Philadelphia, Pa., Worley attended West Virginia for three years (2013-15) before entering the NFL draft following his junior season. While with the Mountaineers, he appeared in 34 games and made 27 starts, totaled 146 tackles, 10 interceptions, 21 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery while being named an All-Big 12 Conference selection twice.

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Oakland Raiders Exercise Fifth-Year Option On WR Amari Cooper

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have exercised the fifth-year option on WR Amari Cooper, extending his contract through the 2019 season, the club announced Monday.

The Raiders originally drafted Cooper in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. Over his first three years, the 6-foot-1, 210-pounder has totaled 203 receptions for 2,903 yards (14.3 avg.) and 18 touchdowns in 46 games. He was named to the Pro Bowl in each of his first two seasons (2015-16), and is one of just three players in NFL history with 1,000 receiving yards and 70 catches in each of their first two years.

Cooper has been productive for the Silver and Black from the start, posting 72 receptions for 1,070 yards and six touchdowns as a rookie. In addition to his Pro Bowl selection, he was named to the NFL All-Rookie Team and set franchise rookie records for receptions and receiving yards. In 2016, Cooper set career highs with 83 receptions and 1,153 receiving yards en route to his second Pro Bowl. Last year, Cooper posted 48 receptions for 680 yards and a career-high seven scores. He was also named the AFC Offensive Player of Week in Week 7 vs. Kansas City after recording 210 receiving yards and two touchdowns on 11 catches.

A native of Miami, Fla., Cooper played collegiately at Alabama, appearing in 40 games with 30 starts. He finished his career as the Crimson Tide’s all-time leader in receptions (228), receiving yards (3,463) and receiving touchdowns (31).

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders 2018 Schedule Announcement

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders’ 2018 regular season schedule is below, as the National Football League announced Thursday.

Date                      Opponent                                  Time (PT)      TV

Mon., Sept. 10            LOS ANGELES RAMS                         7:20 p.m.         ESPN

Sun., Sept. 16              at Denver Broncos                             1:25 p.m.         CBS

Sun., Sept. 23              at Miami Dolphins                              10:00 a.m.      CBS

Sun., Sept. 30              CLEVELAND BROWNS                     1:05 p.m.         FOX

Sun., Oct. 7                 at Los Angeles Chargers                     1:05 p.m.         CBS

Sun., Oct. 14               SEATTLE SEAHAWKS#                     10:00 a.m.      FOX

                                    BYE WEEK

Sun., Oct. 28               INDIANAPOLIS COLTS                      1:05 p.m.         CBS

Thu., Nov. 1                at San Francisco 49ers                       5:20 p.m.         FOX/NFLN

Sun., Nov. 11              LOS ANGELES CHARGERS               1:05 p.m.         FOX

Sun., Nov. 18              at Arizona Cardinals                           1:05 p.m.         CBS

Sun., Nov. 25              at Baltimore Ravens                           10:00 a.m.      CBS

Sun., Dec. 2                 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS                       1:05 p.m.         CBS

Sun., Dec. 9                 PITTSBURGH STEELERS                   5:20 p.m.         NBC

Sun., Dec. 16               at Cincinnati Bengals                          10:00 a.m.      CBS

Mon., Dec. 24             DENVER BRONCOS                          5:15 p.m.         ESPN

Sun., Dec. 30               at Kansas City Chiefs                         10:00 a.m.      CBS

# – in London

* – Sunday night games in Weeks 5-16 subject to change; Week 17 game TBD

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Preseason Opponents Announced

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders’ 2018 preseason schedule will feature home games against the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, with road contests at the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks, the National Football League announced Wednesday.

Preseason Week      Opponent                        Time

1                                  DETROIT LIONS                     TBD

2                                  at Los Angeles Rams              TBD

3                                  GREEN BAY PACKERS           TBD

4                                  at Seattle Seahawks               TBD

The Raiders will open the preseason with the Detroit Lions at home, hosting the Lions for the first time since 2014. For their second contest, the Silver and Black will travel to Los Angeles to face the Rams, marking the first meeting between the two clubs in Los Angeles since the Rams returned in 2016.

The Silver and Black will then host the Packers for their third preseason game, the third time since 2014 that the Packers and Raiders will play in the preseason. Oakland will finish up its preseason slate against the Seattle Seahawks for the 13th straight season. Nine of those 13 games to close the preseason have come in Seattle, but this will be the first time since 2015 that the Raiders have finished up the preseason at the Seahawks.

Broadcast information, times and specific dates will be announced at a later date.

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.

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Oakland Raiders Sign DE Armonty Bryant

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent DE Armonty Bryant, the club announced Friday.

Bryant was originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the seventh round (217th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. For his career, he has appeared in 36 games with four starts with the Browns and Detroit Lions, totaling 44 tackles, 11.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

The 6-foot-4, 265-pounder did not appear in a game in 2017, but played in five games for the Lions in 2016, recording three sacks and one forced fumble. In 2015, he set career highs with 14 games played and 5.5 sacks for the Browns.

A native of Wichita Falls, Texas, Bryant appeared in 30 games over three seasons at East Central University and totaled 165 tackles and 27.5 sacks over his career. His 27.5 career sacks set a school record.

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Oakland Raiders Sign CB Senquez Golson

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent CB Senquez Golson, the club announced Friday.

Golson, 24, joins the Silver and Black after spending time on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad in 2017. Originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round (56th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft, Golson spent his first two seasons with the club on the Reserve/Injured List due to a shoulder and foot injury.

A native of Pascagoula, Miss., the 5-foot-9, 176-pound cornerback played four years at Mississippi (2011-14), appearing in 49 games and making 33 starts, totaling 136 tackles and 16 interceptions. His 16 interceptions were tied for third-most in school history upon his departure, and he earned unanimous first-team All-American honors as a senior in 2014.

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Oakland Raiders Finalize Coaching Staff

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have finalized Head Coach Jon Gruden’s coaching staff for the 2018 season, the club announced Tuesday.

RAIDERS 2018 COACHING STAFF

Coach                              Title

Ansley, Derrick                       Defensive Backs

Batiste, D’Anthony                 Strength and Conditioning Assistant

Bennett, Edgar                        Wide Receivers

Berbenich, Tim                        Quality Control – Offense

Bisaccia, Rich                          Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator

Cable, Tom                              Offensive Line

Callahan, Brian                       Quarterbacks

Coleman, Marco                     Assistant Defensive Line

Gruden, Deuce                        Strength and Conditioning Assistant

Guenther, Paul                        Defensive Coordinator

Holz, Nick                               Quality Control – Offense

Jeanpierre, Lemuel                 Assistant Offensive Line

Lippincott, David                    Linebackers

Martinez, Kelsey                    Strength and Conditioning Assistant

Olson, Greg                            Offensive Coordinator

O’Neil, Jim                              Senior Defensive Assistant

Razzano, Dave                        Director of Football Research

Shaw, Tom                              Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

Singleton, Jemal                      Running Backs

Slate, Rick                               Strength and Conditioning Assistant

Smith, Frank                           Tight Ends

Smith, Travis                           Quality Control – Defense

Storer, Byron                          Assistant Special Teams

Trgovac, Mike                        Defensive Line

Batiste: Joins the Raiders for his first NFL coaching season after spending the last four seasons playing in the CFL for the Edmonton Eskimos…Prior to joining the Eskimos, he spent five seasons as a player in the NFL (2007, 2009-12), making stops with the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins…Over his five-year career, Batiste saw action in 37 games and made 14 starts….Before making it to the NFL, Batiste played four years at Louisiana-Lafayette and earned second-team All-Sun Belt honors as a senior in 2003.

Coleman: Joins the Raiders for his first NFL coaching season…Played 14 NFL seasons from 1992-2005 with the Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins, Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles and Denver Broncos…Played in 207 games with 185 starts, totaling 478 tackles, 65.5 sacks, 16 forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and one interception…Served as pregame and postgame radio analyst for the Jaguars from 2009-14…In 2012, joined Merrill Lynch as a financial advisor and worked there for three years before becoming a partner at a financial planning firm, Matador Financial Planning.

Gruden: Enters his first season with the Raiders after spending his first two years in the NFL with the Washington Redskins…Was promoted to assistant strength and conditioning coach in 2017 after serving as a strength and conditioning intern for the team in 2016…Won gold at the International Powerlifting Federation’s World Classic Powerlifting Championships in Belarus in 2017…Played tailback at Lafayette College from 2012-15…Son of Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden and nephew of Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden.

Jeanpierre: Enters his first season with the Raiders after spending the 2017 season as an offensive assistant with the Seattle Seahawks…Spent six seasons as a center and guard with Seattle, originally joining the team in 2010 as an undrafted free agent…Played in 63 career games for the Seahawks and won Super Bowl XLVIII in 2013…Played collegiately at South Carolina.

Martinez: Joins the Silver and Black for her first NFL season…Spent the last two years at Tom Shaw Performance, where she worked with baseball, softball, women’s tennis and track and field athletes…Assisted with NFL Combine and NFL Veteran Training Program…Attended Colorado State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise science…Played collegiate softball at Bethany College.

Shaw: Enters his first season with the Raiders…Joins the Silver and Black after founding Tom Shaw Performance, where he trained athletes at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla. …Has spent time coaching speed and conditioning for the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots, helping the Patriots win three Super Bowl Championships…Also served as an assistant track and sport speed coach at Florida State…Owns a master’s degree in exercise science from Central Michigan University.

Slate: Begins his first season with the Raiders, joining the team after 25 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Florida Marlins, New York Mets and Atlanta Braves…Was with the Braves organization from 2011-17, serving as the team’s director of strength and conditioning from 2012-17…Prior to joining Atlanta, was with the Mets from 2003-10 as the club’s strength and conditioning coordinator…Joined the expansion Marlins in 1992 as a strength and conditioning coordinator and spent 10 seasons with the club, helping them win the 1997 World Series…Spent six years at Florida State as an assistant strength and conditioning coach from 1987-92.

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Oakland Raiders Sign WR/RS Dwayne Harris

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent WR/RS Dwayne Harris, the club announced Monday.

Harris was originally drafted in the sixth round (176th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. After playing his first four seasons with the Cowboys from 2011-14, he signed with the New York Giants in 2015 and spent the past three years in New York. For his career, Harris has played in 88 games with 10 starts. As a returner, he has totaled 130 kickoff returns for 3,392 yards (11.8 avg.) and one touchdown in addition to 157 punt returns for 1,524 (9.7 avg.) and three touchdowns. On offense, Harris has posted 70 receptions for 827 yards and eight touchdowns. He was also named a Pro Bowler in 2016 as a special teamer.

Last season, the 5-foot-11, 206-pounder appeared in five games for the Giants, returning nine kickoffs for 188 yards before being placed on the Reserve/Injured List with a foot injury. With the Cowboys in 2013, Harris finished second in the NFL with a 30.6 kickoff return average after recording 28 returns for 857 yards.

A native of Stone Mountain, Ga., Harris played in 50 games at East Carolina and was twice named to the All-Conference USA First Team. As a senior in 2010, he set a school record with 41 kickoff returns for 839 yards and added 222 yards on 19 punt returns.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Sign CB Leon Hall

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent CB Leon Hall, the club announced Thursday.

Hall spent his first nine seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals from 2007-15 before making stops with the New York Giants in 2016 and the San Francisco 49ers in 2017. He has played in 142 games with 108 starts, totaling 563 tackles (415 solo), 27 interceptions with three touchdowns, 115 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Originally drafted by Cincinnati in the first round of the 2007 NFL draft, Hall recorded 517 tackles (380), 26 interceptions, 112 passes defensed, five forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in his nine seasons with the Bengals. His 26 interceptions rank fourth in Bengals’ franchise history, and his time in Cincinnati overlapped with Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther’s stint as the Bengals’ defensive coordinator.

Last season, the 5-foot-11, 195-pounder spent the second half of the year with the 49ers, appearing in nine games with one start and totaled 16 tackles (15).

A native of Vista, Calif., Hall played all four seasons at Michigan from 2003-06. He earned consensus All-American honors as a senior in 2006, leaving as the school’s record holder with 43 passes defensed.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations