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Oakland Raiders Sign DT Ethan Westbrooks

NAPA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent DT Ethan Westbrooks, the club announced Tuesday.

Westbrooks, a 6-foot-4, 287-pound defensive tackle, enters his sixth year in the NFL after spending the first five years of his career with the Rams. In 67 appearances with 11 starts, Westbrooks has compiled 79 tackles (53 solo), nine sacks, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He has also started in one postseason contest in which he recorded three stops (two).

In his last season with the Rams in 2018, Westbrooks appeared in all 16 contests for the third consecutive campaign. He totaled eight tackles (five), registered one sack and added one pass defensed on the year. In 2017, he set career highs in both starts (nine) and sacks (four).

A native of Oakland, Calif., Westbrooks attended West Texas A&M during his collegiate career, where he earned first-team all-conference honors in 2012 and was named the Ron Lenz Division II National Defensive Player of the Year after tallying 19.5 sacks for the Buffaloes.

In corresponding moves, the club has waived both DT Ronald Ollie and TE Erik Swoope. Both Ollie and Swoope spent the offseason program with the Raiders after signing with the team this past Spring. 

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Make Transactions

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

Player                    Pos.    Ht.     Wt.    College

Cole, A.J.                     P          6-4      217     N.C. State

Ollie, Ronald               DT       6-2      292     Nicholls State 

Cole: Played in 52 career games and finished ranked second in North Carolina State program history in punting yards (9,288) and third in punts (220)…Ranks third in program annals with a 42.2-yard punting average…As a senior, punted 49 times for 2,076 yards (42.4 avg.) and pinned opponents inside the 20-yard line 22 times…Eclipsed the 2,000-yard mark for the fourth-straight season.

Ollie: Played two seasons at Nicholls State after transferring from East Mississippi Community College…Appeared in 22 games at Nicholls State and made one start, totaling 74 tackles (38 solo), including 20 for loss, seven sacks, two passes defensed and two fumble recoveries…Played in 12 contests as a senior and notched 33 stops (20), 13.5 for loss, five sacks and two fumble recoveries…Earned MACJC All-State Second Team honors his sophomore season at EMCC.

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

Player                    Pos.    Ht.     Wt.    College

Kaser, Drew                P          6-2      206     Texas A&M

McGloster, Jamar       T          6-6      319     Syracuse

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations