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Oakland Raiders Sign T Breno Giacomini

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent T Breno Giacomini, the club announced Thursday.

Giacomini is entering his 11th NFL season, having spent time with the Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets and Houston Texans. He has appeared in 94 career games with 86 starts, including 53 starts over the last four seasons. He originally entered the league as a fifth-round draft pick (150th overall) of the Green Bay Packers in 2008.

Last season, the 6-foot-7, 320-pounder started all 16 games at right tackle for the Texans. From 2014-16, Giacomini started 37 games for the Jets, including every game in 2014 and 2015.

Giacomini saw his first significant action with the Seahawks in 2011 and was a mainstay on the team’s offensive line through 2013, helping the team win Super XLVIII as the starting right tackle.

A native of Malden, Mass., Giacomini played four seasons (2004-07) at Louisville, appearing in 27 games. He began his collegiate career as a tight end before converting to tackle before his senior year.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Acquire Fifth-Round Selection, Trade Olawale

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have acquired a fifth-round selection (173rd overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft via a trade with the Dallas Cowboys, the club announced Tuesday. As part of the trade terms, the Raiders will receive the 173rd overall selection (a Dallas compensatory pick) in the 2018 Draft in exchange for FB/RB Jamize Olawale and Oakland’s selection in the sixth round (192nd overall). The 192nd overall selection originally belonged to the Seattle Seahawks and was acquired by the Raiders as part of the trade for Marshawn Lynch on April 26, 2017.

Olawale joined the Raiders in 2012 and has played in 77 games for the club over the last six seasons. For his career, he has totaled 55 rushing attempts for 206 yards with four touchdowns, and 39 receptions for 425 yards and three touchdowns.

Additionally, the Raiders have waived LS Bradley Northnagel.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

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 Acquire RB Marshawn Lynch

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have acquired RB Marshawn Lynch via a trade with the Seattle Seahawks, the club announced Wednesday. As part of the trade terms, the Raiders will receive Lynch and a sixth-round draft choice in 2018 in exchange for Oakland’s fifth-round selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Lynch joins the Raiders after nine seasons with the Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills. Over his career, Lynch has been selected to five Pro Bowls and two Associated Press All-Pro teams, while helping his teams to two Super Bowl appearances and one Super Bowl title. His career totals include 127 games played with 114 starts, rushing for 9,112 yards on 2,144 carries (4.3 avg.) with 74 touchdowns, and 252 receptions for 1,979 yards with nine touchdowns. In 11 career postseason games, Lynch recorded 937 rushing yards on 193 attempts with nine touchdowns. Lynch’s 51 rushing touchdowns since 2011 still rank first across the NFL despite not playing in 2016.

In five-plus seasons with the Seahawks, the Oakland, Calif., native was named to four Pro Bowls from 2011-14. From 2011-14, he led the NFL with 56 total touchdowns and was named to the Associated Press All-Pro First Team in 2012 and All-Pro Second Team in 2014. In 2012, he posted his best statistical season to date, setting career highs in carries (315), rushing yards (1,590), rushing average (5.0), 100-yard games (10) and total yards from scrimmage (1,786) to go along with 12 total touchdowns.

 After being selected by the Bills in the first round (12th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft, he played in 45 games with 37 starts in three-plus seasons with the club. He was named to the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie Team in 2007 and earned his first Pro Bowl honor in 2008 after becoming the first running back in franchise history to record 1,000 rushing yards in each of his first two seasons.

 After attending Oakland Technical High School, Lynch played three seasons at California (2004-06), leaving ranked second in school history with 3,230 rushing yards in 35 games. In 2005 and 2006, he posted consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons and was named the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year in 2006.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Preseason Opponents Announced

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders’ preseason schedule will feature home games against the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks, with road contests at the Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys, the National Football League announced Monday.

Dates                    Opponent                        Time

Aug. 10-14               @ Arizona Cardinals              TBA

Aug. 17-21                LOS ANGELES RAMS            TBA

Aug. 24-27                 @ Dallas Cowboys                  TBA

Aug. 31-Sept. 1        SEATTLE SEAHAWKS          TBA

The Raiders will open the preseason at the Arizona Cardinals for the second consecutive season. It will be the third straight year playing the Cardinals, as Arizona traveled to Oakland in 2015 before last year’s game in Arizona. The Raiders’ second game will be a home contest against the Los Angeles Rams, marking the first game between the two teams since the Rams moved back to Los Angeles.

 The Silver and Black will then play on the road for their third preseason game, travelling to Dallas in the preseason for the first time since 2010. Oakland will finish up its preseason slate against the Seattle Seahawks for the 12th straight season. Eight of those 12 games to close the preseason have come in Seattle, but this is the third time in four years – and second consecutive season – that the Raiders will host the Seahawks in Oakland.

All games will be broadcast locally on the Raiders radio flagship, 95.7 The GAME, and its affiliate stations.

Preseason times and specific dates will be announced at a later date.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Sign LS Andrew East

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent LS Andrew East, the club announced Tuesday.

East, a first-year player, originally signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in May 2015 and spent training camp with Kansas City. Following the conclusion of the 2015 season, he signed with the Seattle Seahawks as a reserve/future free agent in February of this year before being waived in March.

The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder snapped in all 51 games of his collegiate career at Vanderbilt and recorded 13 special teams tackles. As a senior, he was named a finalist for the Wuerffel Trophy, which honors a superior combination of athletics, academics and commercial service.

A native of Indianapolis, Ind., East was a team captain and three-year starter on defense and special teams at North Central High School in Indianapolis.

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Oakland Raiders Sign LB Bruce Irvin

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent LB Bruce Irvin, the club announced Thursday.

Irvin has spent the last four seasons as a member of the Seattle Seahawks after they selected him in the first round (15th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. For his career, Irvin has totaled 58 games played with 37 starts, 132 tackles (87 solo), 22 sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, three interceptions and seven passes defensed.

Playing under Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton, Jr., who was the linebackers coach for his first three years in Seattle, Irvin helped Seattle to a victory in Super Bowl XLVIII, and was also part of a Seahawks defense that finished as the number-one-ranked unit in 2013 and 2014.

Last season, the 6-foot-3, 248-pounder posted 38 tackles (22 solo) and 5.5 sacks to go along with one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed. In 2012, he led all NFL rookies and set a career high with eight sacks, including three multi-sack games, and was named to Pro Football Weekly’s All-Rookie Team.

A native of Atlanta, Ga., Irvin played in 26 games over two seasons at West Virginia, totaling 61 tackles (45 solo), 22.5 sacks, five forced fumbles and one pass defensed. As a senior, he was named to the All-Big East Conference First Team and All-Big East Conference Second Team as a junior.

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Oakland Raiders Claim Safety Keenan Lambert

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have claimed Safety Keenan Lambert via waivers from the Seattle Seahawks, the club announced Sunday.

Lambert was signed by Seattle as an undrafted free agent in May 2015 and spent the offseason program and training camp with the Seahawks before being waived yesterday.

The 6-foot, 210-pounder played collegiately at Norfolk State, appearing in 47 games with 40 starts over four seasons. He totaled 206 tackles, eight interceptions and 26 passes defensed. He earned First-Team All-MEAC honors his senior season after posting 52 tackles and three interceptions.

To make room on the roster, the Raiders have waived CB SaQwan Edwards.

The Oakland Raiders Place Linebacker Sio Moore on Active/PUP List

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The Oakland Raiders third-year Linebacker Sio Moore will open training camp on the physically unable to perform list. The Raiders confirmed the news on www.Raiders.com as well as the NFL’s Adam Caplan with this tweet.

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Moore had surgery on his hip  late last season and went on the injured reserve list Dec. 16. Moore’s offseason program has included very little on-field time as he rehabbed the injury.

The third-round draft pick out of UConn, has played in 26 games with 140 tackles in two season in Oakland.  Ray-Ray Armstrong will likely fill the void left by Moore with the first team when camp begins. Ex-Seahawks LB and Superbowl MVP Malcolm Smith is also an option at the position.

Napa Valley, Ca.– Moore reported to camp at the Napa Valley Marriott with the rookies, quarterbacks and other players rehabbing due to injury on  Sunday. With the first practice scheduled for Friday the Veterans will  report on Thursday.

The Raiders can activate Moore any time they feel he is ready. Until then, he will not count toward the 90 players on the camp roster.

Oakland Raiders Sign Kris Durham And Chase Williams, Waive/Injured Jacoby Hale

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent WR Kris Durham and undrafted free agent LB Chase Williams, the club announced Thursday.

Durham joins the Raiders following stints with the Tennessee Titans (2014), Detroit Lions (2012-13) and Seattle Seahawks (2011). His career totals include 27 games played with 16 starts, 55 receptions for 699 yards (12.7 avg.) and three touchdowns. The 6-foot-6, 216-pounder had a breakout season with Detroit in 2013, starting 13-of-16 games with 38 catches for 490 yards and two scores. The former Georgia standout entered the league as a fourth-round pick (107th overall) by Seattle in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Williams signs with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent following a four-year career at Virginia Tech. From 2011-14, he saw action in 47 games, starting 10, and totaled 101 tackles (44 solo), 10.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, one forced fumble and two passes defensed. The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder started a personal-best nine games in 2014, notching 72 tackles on the season with 3.5 sacks.

To make room on the roster, the Raiders have waived TE Scott Simonson and waived/injured LB Jacoby Hale. In addition, WR Andre Debose has been placed on the reserve/injured list, while LB Miles Burris was waived from the reserve/injured list.

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