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Oakland Raiders Sign DT Myles Wade

July 31st, 2013 at 3:40 PM
By Nicholas Gill

The Oakland Raiders added another big body to their defensive line today with the signing of Myles Wade. Wade has had a long journey to Oakland that included several college stops.

Wade was one of the top recruits coming out of high school and highly coveted by major football factories. He was going to play his college ball at Oregon, but academics derailed his chances. He bounced to junior college, Texas Tech, and Portland State. He accounted for 30 tackles, four for loss and two sacks in 11 starts at Portland State. His pro day performance was very impressive. The 6-1, 310 pound defensive tackle benched 225 pounds 42 times, jumped 35.5 inches, and ran under five seconds in the forty.

He ultimately went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft before spending some time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Seattle Seahawks practice squad. The Raiders were in need of linemen for training camp because Vance Walker and Pat Sims are on the shelf with injuries. Wade fills the Raiders 90th position on the roster, meaning the roster is full for now.

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