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Raiders Claim Ex-Cowboys Defensive End Lavar Edwards

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have claimed Defensive End Lavar Edwards via waivers from the Dallas Cowboys, the club announced Monday.

Edwards was originally drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fifth round (142nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He was traded to the Cowboys in Aug. 2014, where he spent a year before being waived yesterday.

For his career, the 6-foot-4, 275-pounder has played in 11 games with one start, totaling 11 tackles (seven solo) and three passes defensed.

Edwards played in 52 games over four seasons at LSU from 2009-12, posting 96 tackles, 10.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions.

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have placed CB Chimdi Chekwa on the Reserve/Injured list.

Raiders Announce Practice Squad

Photo of George Atkinson III by Shawn Jonas

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed the following 10 players to their practice squad, the club announced Monday.

Player                                         Pos.     Ht.   Wt.   Exp.    College

Atkinson III, George           RB      6-1    220    1       Notre Dame
Bell, Mitch                                 G        6-3    345    R       Louisiana Tech
Edwards, SaQwan               CB      6-0    200    R       New Mexico
Gilbert, Garrett*                  QB      6-4    230    1       SMU
Harris, Shelby                        DE      6-2    290    1       Illinois State
Kistler, Dan                               T        6-7    315    1       Montana
McDonald, Tevin                    S       5-11  195    R       Eastern Washington
Orr, Leon                                   DT      6-5    320    R       Florida
Shirley, Josh                            LB       6-1    235    R       UNLV
Valles, Max                              DE      6-4    250    R        Virginia

* – Not previously with Oakland

Garrett Gilbert: Originally drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the sixth round (214th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft…Spent the 2014 season on the practice squads of the Rams and New England Patriots…Spent training camp in 2015 with the Detroit Lions before being waived…Appeared in a total of 47 at SMU with 37 starts…Finished with 9,761 passing yards on 908-of-1,548 passing (58.6 percent), 49 TDs and 45 INTs…Added 1,013 rushing yards and 20 TDs on the ground for a total of 10,774 all-purpose yards…Began collegiate career at Texas.

49ers Sign Offensive Tackle Tanner Hawkinson To Practice Squad

Santa Clara, Ca. -The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have signed OT Tanner Hawkinson to the practice squad.

Hawkinson (6-5, 300) was originally drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 5th round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Kansas. He saw action in a career high three games for the Bengals in 2014. As a rookie, Hawkinson made his NFL debut vs. Minnesota (12/22/13).

At the University of Kansas, Hawkinson started in a school-record 48 consecutive games and earned Second-Team All-Big 12 honors as a senior in 2012. A 25-year-old native of McPherson, KS, Hawkinson attended McPherson High School, where he was an all-state defensive lineman and tight end.

San Francisco 49ers Announce Practice Squad

Santa Clara CA.– The San Francisco 49ers announced today that they have signed nine players to the team’s practice squad. All nine players spent the 2015 training camp with the 49ers.

Pos.        Name
WR       DiAndre Campbell
CB         Marcus Cromartie
RB         Kendall Gaskins
DT         Kaleb Ramsey
LB          Marcus Rush
NT         Garrison Smith
QB         Dylan Thompson
G             Andrew Tiller
S             Jermaine Whitehead