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Oakland Raiders Sign Three Defenders and Announce Four Practice Squad Players

September 2nd, 2012 at 11:28 AM
By Nicholas Gill

The Oakland Raiders announced they have added four players to their practice squad and signed three more players to the active roster. The team signed defensive back Phillip Adams, linebacker Keenan Clayton, and offensive tackle Willie Smith. Because the NFL requires a 53 man maximum roster, Oakland waived cornerbacks Bryan McCann and Chimdi Chekwa as well as waived/injured defensive tackle Jamie Cumbie.

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Linebacker Nathan Stupar, linebacker Kaelin Burnett, wide receiver Brandon Carswell, and  wide receiver Travionte Session were added to the practice squad. Those moves fill four of the eight available spots.

Phillip Adams signs with the Raiders after playing for both the Patriots and Seahawks in 2011. He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the 49ers. He appeared in 15 games his rookie season and seven more last season. The 5-11, 190 pound cornerback was one career interception.

The 6-6, 310 pound Willie Smith was an undrafted free agent signed by the Washington Redskins in 2011. The left tackle started the final three games for the Redskins last season.

Keenan Clayton was drafted out of Oklahoma by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. The 6-1, 230 pound linebacker played in 21 games for the Eagles over two seasons and made one start.


Tags: Chimdi Chekwa, Football, Jamie Cumbie, Keenan Clayton, Nate Stupar, NFL, NFL Draft, Oakland, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins

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