Anthony Kukwa was recently signed by the Oakland Raiders to a non-guaranteed contract worth three-year $1.6 million, but he still a ways to go before he can make the final 53. After not getting invited to a Pro-Day and going undrafted, the journey’s far from over for this young Raider.
Por su siglas en inglés OTA significa Organize Team Activities. Éste es el periodo que tienen los equipos para organizar prácticas, generalmente en los campos de las universidades de los distintos estados, y dar la bienvenida a la temporada que está por llegar.
Following the completion of rookie mini-camp on Sunday, the Oakland Raiders began to sign some of the players who tried out for the team. The first three have already announced their signings via Twitter and confirmed through the team’s official website: linebacker Najee Harris, defensive end LaTroy Lewis and defensive lineman Chris Casher.
Ask any Oakland Raiders fan about general manager Reggie McKenzie and they’ll tell you he seems to have the uncanny ability to pluck talented players out of a seemly vast ocean of “forgotten” rookies. Think Jalen Richard and Seth Roberts to name a couple, both of whom made a significant impact for the Silver and Black on the field and will have the opportunity continue to do so in 2017.
Widely considered to be a steal for the Raiders, Hood will have plenty of time to develop his own game and adjust to the professional ranks though running behind Lynch will also help. For now, fans know Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington are backing up Lynch yet neither are considered ”power” runners or a “between the tackles”-type of back. With this said, Hood finds himself with an excellent opportunity and assuming he’s a part of general manager Reggie McKenzie’s long-term plans then Raider Nation might want to start remembering this kid’s name.
The Oakland Raiders and general manager Reggie McKenzie have moved fast to stockpile on undrafted players, one of these players is former Rutgers’ star safety Anthony Cioffi.
RaiderRamble.com was recently able to ask Cioffi some questions and got to know him a little better as he begins to live out his dream of playing in the NFL.
Draft season has finally concluded with the Oakland Raiders making eight selections in the 2017 NFL Draft. The entire league has finally realized what the Raider Nation has already known for a while: the Raiders are back. In the first of many power rankings for the NFL’s 2017 league year, the Raiders open up as the number three ranked team in the league.
Thomas played safety for the Sooners and was a three-year starter and team captain displaying both talent and leadership qualities. Moreover, he finished his career with 174 total tackles, 79 assists, and four interceptions. He also was an All-Big 12 pick his junior season and an honorable mention the following year.