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Oakland Raiders Sign Third-Round Pick T Brandon Parker

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed third-round draft pick T Brandon Parker, the club announced Monday.

Parker was selected 65th overall by the Raiders in last month’s draft. He played four seasons at North Carolina AT&T, starting all 48 games of his career at left tackle. He was a three-time FCS All-American at left tackle (2015-17) and was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year for three straight years from 2015-17.

As a senior, the native of Kannapolis, N.C., started all 12 games at left tackle as a senior and was named the MEAC Offensive Lineman of the Year. He also earned a spot on the FCS All-American First Team and the All-MEAC First Team.

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Oakland Raiders Sign Fourth-Round Pick CB Nick Nelson

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed fourth-round draft pick CB Nick Nelson, the club announced Monday.

Nelson was selected 110th overall by the Raiders in the 2018 NFL Draft. He spent two seasons at Hawaii before playing one year at Wisconsin, appearing in 37 games collectively. He totaled 124 tackles (95 solo), 42 passes defensed, one sack and two forced fumbles over his career. Nelson was named second-team All-American by CBS and first-team All-Big Ten in 2017 and earned All-Mountain West Honorable Mention recognition in 2015.

In 2017, the 5-foot-11, 200-pound cornerback started all 14 games, leading the nation and setting a school record with 21 passes defensed, adding 35 tackles (26). Nelson also returned 24 punts for 206 yards (8.6 avg.) with one touchdown.

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Oakland Raiders Sign First-Round Pick T Kolton Miller

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed first-round draft pick T Kolton Miller, the club announced Friday.

Miller was selected 15th overall by the Raiders in last month’s draft. He played three seasons at UCLA after redshirting as a true freshman, appearing in 31 games with 23 starts at both left and right tackle over his career.

As a junior, the native of Roseville, Calif., started all 13 games at left tackle and was named to the All-Pac-12 Conference Second Team by the league’s coaches. He anchored an offensive line that helped the Bruins rank third in the conference in total offense (379.8 yards per game).

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Oakland Raiders Sign G Cameron Hunt

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agentG Cameron Hunt, the club announced Thursday.

Hunt originally signed with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in May 2017. He spent the 2017 preseason with the Broncos and was later signed to the San Francisco 49ers’ practice squad in November, where he spent the remainder of his rookie campaign. During his four-year career at Oregon, Hunt appeared in 52 games for the Ducks and made 43 starts, seeing action at right guard and right tackle.

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have waived C Alex Officer, who signed with the club as an undrafted free agent earlier this month.

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Oakland Raiders Sign Leavitt, Scott

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed undrafted free agents S Dallin Leavitt and LS Drew Scott, the club announced Monday. Leavitt and Scott sign with the club following participation in the team’s rookie minicamp on a tryout basis from May 4-6.

Leavitt played two seasons at Utah State after transferring from BYU, appearing in a total of 45 games with 26 starts. The 5-foot-10, 205-pounder totaled 211 tackles (121 solo), seven interceptions, eight passes defensed and 1.5 sacks over his career.

Scott played four years at Kansas State, seeing action in 31 career games and serving as the team’s primary long snapper in each of the final 26 games of his collegiate career. He finished his career with four special teams tackles.

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Oakland Raiders Sign Fifth-Round Pick P Johnny Townsend

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed fifth-round draft pick P Johnny Townsend, the club announced Monday.

Townsend was selected 173rd overall by the Raiders in the 2018 NFL Draft. He played in 44 games over his four-year career at Florida, totaling 240 punts for 11,090 yards (46.2 avg.) with 90 punts placed inside the opponents’ 20-yard line. Townsend finished his collegiate career as Florida’s all-time leading punter in yards and punts, and ranks first in SEC history in career punting average.

As a senior, the native of Orlando, Fla., was named a consensus second-team All-American after appearing in 11 games and leading the nation for the second straight year with 3,043 punting yards on 64 punts (47.5 avg.).

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Oakland Raiders Waive P Colby Wadman

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have waived P Colby Wadman, the club announced Friday.

Wadman, who has not appeared in an NFL game, spent his collegiate career punting for UC Davis from 2013-16. He played in 45 games and recorded 244 punts for 9,995 yards (41.0 avg.) while pinning opponents inside their own 20-yard line 68 times.

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Oakland Raiders Release QB Josh Johnson

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have released QB Josh Johnson, the club announced Thursday.

Johnson has played in 29 games played with five starts over his 10-year career, completing 96 passes on 177 attempts for a 54.2 completion percentage while totaling 1,042 passing yards, five touchdowns and 10 interceptions and earning a passer rating of 57.7.

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Oakland Raiders Sign Three Free Agents

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

Player                    Pos.    Ht.     Wt.    College

Butler, Paul                 TE        6-6      252     California (Pa.)

Poggi, Henry               FB       6-2      243     Michigan

Warren, Chris             RB       6-2      246     Texas

Butler: Participated in the Steelers’ 2017 rookie minicamp on a tryout basis…Played in 33 games over four seasons…Totaled 32 receptions for 381 yards (11.9 avg.) and five TDs.

Poggi: Played four years at Michigan, appearing in 44 games with 17 starts…Made 13 starts at fullback and four starts at tight end…Totaled nine career receptions for 68 yards and two career rushing attempts for six yards and one TD.

Warren: Played three years at Texas, appearing in 24 games with nine starts…Rushed for 1,150 career yards on 204 carries, averaging 5.6 yards per attempt and recording 13 TDs…Also totaled 23 receptions for 242 yards and two TDs.

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

Player                    Pos.    Ht.     Wt.    College

Hood, Elijah                RB       5-11    230     North Carolina

Saint Fleur, Joby         DL       6-4      253     Northwestern Oklahoma State

Sharga, Nick               FB       6-1      241     Temple

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Oakland Raiders Sign LB Derrick Johnson

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent LB Derrick Johnson, the club announced Monday.

Johnson joins the Raiders after 13 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. Following his selection by Kansas City in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft (15th overall), Johnson was named to four Pro Bowls (2011-13, 2015) and selected to the Associated Press All-Pro First Team in 2011.

For his career, Johnson has played in 182 games with 169 starts and totaled 1,262 tackles (993 solo), 27.5 sacks, 23 forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries, 14 interceptions and 77 passes defensed. In the postseason, Johnson has played in six games and posted 40 tackles (26 solo) and one sack.

The 6-foot-3, 242-pounder is the Chiefs’ all-time leader with 1,262 tackles. He was named to the Associated Press All-Pro First Team in 2011 after setting a franchise record with 179 tackles, 4.5 sacks and two interceptions. Last season, Johnson played in 15 games and recorded 71 tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

A native of Waco, Texas, Johnson appeared in 50 games with 40 starts over four seasons at Texas, registering 458 tackles (281 solo), 10.5 sacks, 11 forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and 10 interceptions. As a senior in 2004, he was named the Butkus Award winner and also earned the Bronko Nagurski Trophy as the nation’s top collegiate defensive player.

In a corresponding transaction, the Raiders have waived DB Darius Hillary.

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