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Raiders Announce Re-signing Of Taylor Mays And CJ Wilson; Place Nate Allen Injured Designated For Return List

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agents S Taylor Mays and DL C.J. Wilson, the club announced Tuesday.

Taylor Mays

Mays, now in his sixth NFL season, rejoins the Raiders after a brief stint with the team during the 2015 preseason. He spent parts of this past offseason with the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions after beginning his career with the San Francisco 49ers (2010) and Cincinnati Bengals (2011-14). The 6-foot-3, 235-pounder has totaled 72 tackles (51 solo), four passes defensed, one sack, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in 66 career games.

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Wilson, 6-foot-3 and 290 pounds, also rejoins the Raiders in his sixth NFL season, after spending last year with the team. Wilson played in all 16 games for Oakland in 2014, starting seven, before he was released at the end of the 2015 preseason. Wilson, who spent his first four seasons (2010-13) with the Green Bay Packers, has totaled 66 games played, with 18 starts, 137 tackles (76 solo), 5.5 sacks, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery in his regular season career, with 24 tackles (14 solo) and one sack in eight postseason games.

To make room on the roster, the Raiders have waived TE Gabe Holmes and placed S Nate Allen on the Reserve/Injured – Designated for Return list.

Oakland Raiders Announce 53-Man Roster

All Photos by Shawn Jonas

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have made the following roster moves, the club announced Saturday. The transactions bring the Raiders to the NFL-mandated 53-player limit on their active roster.

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Waived the following players:

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
Dyer, Michael                         RB         5-9         220      R       Louisville
Hadley, Spencer                    LB         6-1         230      1        BYU
Harris, Shelby                         DE        6-2         290      1        Illinois State
Kistler, Dan                                T          6-7         315      1        Montana
Leonhardt, Brian                   TE         6-5        255       2        Bemidji State
Lumpkin, Ricky                       DT        6-3       300        1        Kentucky
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
Tavecchio, Giorgio                  K        5-10      180       1        California
Valles, Max                                DE       6-4         250      R        Virginia
Wilkins, Gary                           DE       6-2         240       R        Furman
Wylie, Devon                          WR      5-9         185       2         Fresno State

 

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Released the following players:

Player                                          Pos.          Ht.       Wt.     Exp.      College

Durham, Kris                           WR          6-5      215       4        Georgia
Mays, Taylor                                S             6-3      235       6        USC
Ponder, Christian                  QB            6-2      230       5        Florida State
Wilson, C.J.                                DL            6-3      290       6       East Carolina

Waived/Injured the following player:

Player                                           Pos.           Ht.      Wt.     Exp.      College

Morris, Anthony                      T                6-7     300      R     Tennessee State

Placed the following player on Reserve/Injured:

Player                                          Pos.      Ht.      Wt.       Exp.           College

Ross, Brandian                          S         6-0      190         4    Youngstown State

Courtesy of Oakland Raiders Media Relations

 

 

Oakland Raiders Announce Roster Transactions

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have made the following roster moves, the club announced Saturday. The transactions bring the Raiders to the NFL-mandated 53-player limit on their active roster.

Waived the following players:

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
Dyer, Michael              RB  5-9 220     R    Louisville
Hadley, Spencer         LB   6-1 230     1     BYU
Harris, Shelby               DE 6-2 290     1    Illinois State
Kistler, Dan                     T    6-7 315     1    Montana
Leonhardt, Brian       TE    6-5 255    2    Bemidji State
Lumpkin, Ricky          DT    6-3 300    1    Kentucky
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
Tavecchio, Giorgio     K      5-10180 1    California
Valles, Max                  DE      6-4   250 R   Virginia
Wilkins, Gary            DE        6-2  240 R   Furman
Wylie, Devon           WR       5-9  185 2   Fresno State

Released the following players:

Player                     Pos.   HT.     Wt.      Exp.     College

Durham, Kris      WR      6-5  215        4       Georgia
Mays, Taylor        S            6-3 235         6       USC
Ponder, Christian QB   6-2 230        5      Florida State
Wilson, C.J.            DL       6-3 290        6       East Carolina

Waived/Injured the following player:

Player                      Pos. Ht. Wt.  Exp.  College
Morris, Anthony T     6-7 300    R        Tennessee State

Placed the following player on Reserve/Injured:

Player                        Pos.  Ht. Wt.   Exp. College
Ross, Brandian       S      6-0 190   4        Youngstown State

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations