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Oakland Raiders Announce Transactions

NAPA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have made the following transactions, the club announced Saturday.

PLACED THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS ON ACTIVE/PHYSICALLY UNABLE TO PERFORM LIST:

Player                              Pos.             Ht.     Wt.    Exp.   College

Conley, Gareon                      CB                   6-0      195     R          Ohio State

Feliciano, Jon                          G/C                 6-4      325     3          Miami (Fla.)

Ward, Jihad                             DL                   6-5      295     2          Illinois

PLACED THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS ON ACTIVE/NON-FOOTBALL INJURY LIST:

Player                              Pos.             Ht.     Wt.    Exp.   College

Edwards Jr., Mario                 DE                   6-3      280     3          Florida State

Irvin, Bruce                             LB                    6-3      250     6          West Virginia

PLACED THE FOLLOWING PLAYER ON RESERVE/DID NOT REPORT LIST:

Player                              Pos.             Ht.     Wt.    Exp.   College

Penn, Donald                          T                      6-4      315     12        Utah State

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Oakland Raiders Sign First-Round Pick CB Gareon Conley

NAPA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed first-round draft pick CB Gareon Conley, the club announced Friday. The Raiders’ entire 2017 draft class is now under contract.

Conley was selected by the Raiders with the 24th overall pick in April’s draft. He played in 42 games with 27 starts over three seasons at Ohio State, totaling 91 tackles (66 solo), six interceptions, 15 passes defensed and 0.5 sacks. He was named to the All-Big Ten Second Team by the league’s coaches and All-Big Ten Third Team as a junior in 2016, and helped the Buckeyes win the 2014 National Championship as a freshman.

The Massillon, Ohio, native attended Washington High School in his hometown, playing wide receiver and cornerback as a high schooler.

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Oakland Raiders Sign Andrew East; Release Austin Howard and Taiwan Jones

NAPA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed LS Andrew East and released T Austin Howard and RB Taiwan Jones, the club announced Friday.

East was with the Raiders during the offseason program in 2016 and training camp, appearing in three preseason games with the team before being waived on August 29. Previously, he had spent time during the offseason program and training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2015 and the offseason program with the Seattle Seahawks in 2016.

Howard joined the Raiders as an unrestricted free agent in 2014 and appeared in 40 games with 39 starts at guard and tackle over his three seasons with the Silver and Black.

Jones was originally drafted by the Raiders in the fourth round (125th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. Over six seasons with the club, he appeared in 66 games, seeing time on offense and defense while also playing a key role on all special teams units.

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Oakland Raiders Sign Second-Round Pick S Obi Melifonwu

NAPA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed second-round draft pick S Obi Melifonwu, the club announced Wednesday.

Melifonwu was selected by the Raiders with the 56th overall pick in April’s draft. He played in 48 games with 47 starts over his four-year career at Connecticut, finishing with 351 tackles (224 solo), eight interceptions, 16 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. As a senior, he recorded a career- and team-high 118 tackles with four interceptions, three passes defensed and one fumble recovery on his way to being named to the All-AAC First Team.

The South Grafton, Mass., native attended Grafton High School, where he played running back and defensive back in addition to competing in track and field. Melifonwu was born in London, England, before his family relocated to the United States.

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Oakland Raiders Place Heeney, Helfet On Non-Football Injury List

NAPA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have placed the following two players on the Non-Football Injury List. Both players count against the 90-man roster.

Player                              Pos.             Ht.     Wt.    Exp.   College

Heeney, Ben                           LB                    6-0      230     3          Kansas

Helfet, Cooper                        TE                    6-3      240     3          Duke

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Oakland Raiders Announce Transactions

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have made the following roster moves, the club announced Friday.

WAIVED THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS:

Player                              Pos.             Ht.     Wt.    College

Kukwa, Anthony                     LS                    6-2      231     Lake Erie

Mulumba, Andy                       LB                    6-3      260     Eastern Michigan

WAIVED/NON-FOOTBALL INJURY THE FOLLOWING PLAYER:

Player                              Pos.             Ht.     Wt.    College

Ball, Neiron                             LB                    6-3      235     Florida

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Oakland Raiders Sign Third-Round Pick DT Eddie Vanderdoes

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed third-round draft pick DT Eddie Vanderdoes, the club announced Wednesday.

Vanderdoes was selected in the third round (88th overall) by the Raiders in April’s draft. He played four seasons at UCLA, appearing in 39 games with 32 starts, and totaled 126 tackles (69 solo), four sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries over his career.

The 6-foot-3, 305-pounder was named an honorable mention All-Pac-12 three times (2013-14, 16) and selected to the Freshman All-American First Team in 2013 by Sporting News and the Football Writers Association. As a senior in 2016, the Auburn, Calif., native made 29 tackles (15) and posted 1.5 sacks in 12 games.

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Oakland Raiders Sign G Gabe Jackson To Five-Year Extension

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed G Gabe Jackson to a five-year contract extension through 2022, the club announced Friday.

The Raiders originally drafted Jackson in the third round (81st overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Mississippi State. Over his first three seasons with the club, Jackson has become one of the Silver and Black’s most dependable players, appearing in 45 games with 44 starts since 2014. He has also started all 32 games for the Raiders over the last two years.

Jackson earned the starting job at left guard out of training camp in his rookie year of 2014, appearing in 13 games with 12 starts. In 528 passing plays, Jackson allowed just one sack and two quarterback pressures, ranking tied for seventh and tied for fifth among NFL guards, respectively, according to Pro Football Focus.

In 2015, the 6-foot-3, 335-pounder started all 16 games for the first time in his NFL career and finished the year without recording an accepted holding penalty. He helped the Raiders finish with a 1,000-yard rusher, 1,000-yard receiver and 3,000-yard passer in the same season for the fourth time in team history and first time since 2005.

Jackson was named a Pro Bowl alternate in 2016 after moving from left guard and starting all 16 games at right guard. He was a member of one of the league’s top offensive lines, as the Raiders surrendered just 18 sacks on the season, fewest in the NFL. He also helped pave the way for 1,922 rushing yards and an average of 4.4 yards per carry, assisting an offensive unit that finished sixth in the league in total offense (373.3 yards per game).

A native of Liberty, Miss., Jackson played collegiately at Mississippi State, becoming one of the most decorated offensive lineman in school history. He started all 52 games of his career at left guard and was a two-time All-American selection and a two-time first-team All-SEC recipient.

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Oakland Raiders Sign QB Derek Carr To Five-Year Extension

ALAMEDA, Calif. –The Oakland Raiders have signed QB Derek Carr to a five-year contract extension through 2022, the club announced Friday.

The Raiders originally drafted Carr in the second round (36th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Fresno State. The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder has emerged into one of the league’s top quarterbacks over his first three seasons, earning two Pro Bowl selections and numerous other individual accolades. He started the first 47 games of his career, throwing for 11,194 yards on 1,055-of-1,732 passing (60.9 percent) with 81 touchdowns and just 31 interceptions.

After earning the starting job out of training camp in his rookie year of 2014, Carr’s success over his first three seasons ranks among the great career starts by a quarterback in NFL history. He is one of only eight quarterbacks in league history to start their first 47 games, and ranks second in completions (1,055), third in attempts (1,732), eighth in passing yards (11,194) and fourth in touchdown passes (81) by a player in the first three seasons of their career.

As a rookie, Carr posted one of the most prolific rookie seasons in NFL history, becoming the first Raiders quarterback to start all 16 games. On his way to earning a spot on Sports Illustrated’s All-Rookie Team and setting franchise rookie records in every major passing category, Carr finished the season ranked second all-time in completions (348) and sixth in touchdown passes (21) by a rookie.

Carr earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl in 2015, helping the Raiders to a four-win improvement from 2014. He started all 16 games for the second consecutive year and finished with 3,987 passing yards on 350-of-573 passing with 32 passing touchdowns. His 32 passing touchdowns are second most in franchise history, trailing only Daryle Lamonica’s 34 in 1969. He also finished the year with the third most passing yards in a season in franchise history and became one of three Raiders to complete 350 passes in a season.

In 2016, Carr led the Raiders to a 12-4 record as the team earned its first trip to the postseason since 2002. He was selected to his second consecutive Pro Bowl after recording a 96.7 passer rating in 15 games, and threw for 3,937 yards with 28 touchdowns to just six interceptions. He finished second in the NFL last year with seven fourth-quarter comebacks and set the NFL record with five game-winning touchdown passes in either the fourth quarter or overtime. Among the individual accolades won during the year, Carr was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week in the team’s Week 8 overtime win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when he set a single-game franchise record by throwing for 513 yards. He was also named the NFL’s Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Year.

Carr’s impact extends beyond the field, as he was voted by his teammates as the recipient of the franchise’s prestigious Commitment to Excellence Award in 2016, given to the Raider who best exemplifies hard work, leadership and excellence throughout the season. He was also the team’s nominee for the NFL’s Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award in 2016, presented each year to the NFL player who best demonstrates the qualities of on-field sportsmanship, including fair play, respect for the game and opponents and integrity in competition.

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Oakland Raiders Sign S Marcus McWilson

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed undrafted free agent S Marcus McWilson, the club announced Monday. McWilson signs with the team following participation in the team’s rookie mini-camp on a tryout basis from May 5-7.

McWilson appeared in 41 games over four seasons (2013-16) at Kentucky. His career totals include 173 tackles (81 solo), four interceptions, four passes defensed, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. A native of Youngstown, Ohio, the 6-foot, 198-pounder attended Cardinal Mooney High School in his hometown.

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