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.
It didn’t take long following the end of the NFL draft for Anthony Cioffi, a star safety for the Rutgers’ Scarlet Knights, to find a home. On Saturday, following the conclusion of the NFL Draft, Cioffi signed with the Oakland Raiders as a priority free agent. The term â€œhard work” was not invisible for this Springfield native, who was known for continually improving himself on and off the field.