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Oakland Raiders Announce Transactions

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have made the following transactions, the club announced Tuesday.

SIGNED THE FOLLOWING PLAYER TO THE ACTIVE ROSTER:

Player                                                   Pos.       Ht.          Wt.        Exp.       College

Smith, Rod                                          RB           6-3          236         5              Ohio State

WAIVED THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS:

Player                                                   Pos.       Ht.          Wt.        Exp.       College

Brown, Preston                                 LB           6-1          255         6             Louisville

McClain, Terrell                                 DT           6-2          300         9              South Florida 

Swearinger, D.J                                 S              5-10       205         7              South Carolina

PLACED THE FOLLOWING PLAYER ON THE RESERVED/INJURED LIST:

Player                                                   Pos.       Ht.          Wt.        Exp.       College

Moreau, Foster                                 TE           6-4          250         R             LSU

PLACED THE FOLLOWING PLAYER ON THE PRACTICE SQUAD – INJURED LIST:

Player                                                   Pos.       Ht.          Wt.        Exp.       College

Mabin, Dylan                                      CB           6-1          195         R             Fordham

Smith joins the Raiders after appearing in three contests for the Tennessee Titans this season. Originally an undrafted free agent out of Ohio State, Smith signed with the Seattle Seahawks as a rookie in 2015 before spending the majority of his first four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. Over his five-year career, Smith has appeared in 52 contests and made two starts, compiling 101 rush attempts for 364 yards and five touchdowns, adding 30 receptions for 272 yards and an additional score.

Smith will wear jersey No. 34 with the Raiders.

Moreau has been placed on the Reserve/Injured List after appearing in all 13 games this season while making seven starts. Selected in the fourth round (137th overall) of this year’s NFL Draft, Moreau recorded 21 receptions for 174 yards and five touchdowns, an NFL best among rookie tight ends in 2019.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Raiders Sign Preston Brown; Place Dwayne Harris on IR

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

Brown, a 6-foot-1, 251-pound linebacker, joins the Raiders after spending the majority of the past two seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. He spent his first four years (2014-17) with the Buffalo Bills after being selected in the third round (71st overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. Over his career, Brown has appeared in 80 games and made 77 starts, compiling 598 tackles (341 solo), one sack, five interceptions including one returned for a touchdown, 14 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries. In one postseason contest in 2017, Brown logged six tackles (four).

Last season, Brown started all seven of his appearances for the Bengals before being placed on the Reserve/Injured List for the remainder of the season due to a knee injury. He recorded 42 stops (27), two interceptions and four passes defensed. From 2014-17 with the Bills, Brown’s 504 tackles ranked second-most in the NFL during that span, as he amassed at least 100 tackles in four consecutive campaigns, including a career-high 144 in 2017.

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Brown played four years at Louisville (2010-13), appearing in 52 games with 37 starts, compiling 301 tackles, including 26 for loss, seven sacks, one interception, five passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. 

Brown will wear jersey No. 54 with the Raiders.

In a corresponding move, the Raiders placed WR/RS Dwayne Harris on the Reserve/Injured List.