Raiders sign 4 UDFA

Raiders address DT, MLB , another WR and LB



Raiders [Raiders] Raiders Sign Harvard UDFA DT Desmond Bryant With the draft over, the Raiders have signed their first undrafted free agent: Harvard defensive tackle Desmond Bryant, according to a league source. Bryant is one of the more intriguing players they have targeted in the post-draft race to compile additional prospects. Listed at 6-foot-6, 289 pounds, he has unusual speed for his size (4.92 speed) and more than enough upside to merit a flier.

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle


Raiders also sign Frantz Joseph MLB,0,7316087.story

Make that three UFAs

<!-- 1 --> Florida Atlantic LB Frantz Joseph.

Florida Atlantic LB Frantz Joseph.

The Raiders also signed Florida Atlantic middle linebacker Frantz Joseph, according to the Sun-Sentinel on Sunday night.

The kid seems to have a terrific story who went from a difficult upbringing to the nation's second-leading tackler last season with 154 tackles.

They also signed Brigham Young outside linebacker David Nixon, according to the school's website. Read More »

Raiders signed David Nixon


6-3, 223, Sr.
College Station, TX / A&M Consolidated

SENIOR - (2008): Named to the All-MWC Second Team ... team captain ... earned letterman honors as a senior, starting all 13 games for BYU at outside linebacker ... Academic All-MWC ... set a new MWC record with his 43 career tackles for loss ... finished the season second on the team in tackles with 90 ... led the team with 11.5 tackles for loss ... recorded two sacks, four pass breakups and five quarterback hurries ... forced fumbles against Washington and Wyoming ... recovered a fumble against Wyoming and recorded an interception against the Cowboys for a 19-yard touchdown return ... MWC player of the week after his performance in the BYU vs. Wyoming game ... also recorded interceptions against Utah State and San Diego State ... blocked a 54-yard field goal attempt by Air Force's Lou Groza Award candidate Ryan Harrison ... totaled a career-high 14 tackles against SDSU ... recipient of the Cougar Club's Ed Stein Outstanding Senior Male Athlete award.


Raiders sign Shawn Bayes

The Raiders have also signed Kent State wide receiver Shawn Bayes, according to

From what little info I can find, Bayes is a 5-9, 177-pound receiver with speed to burn. He had 39 catches for 642 yards and five touchdowns last season.

He's an undrafted free agent. Not much more to say. More names and signings to come, though.

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Posted By: David White (Email) | Apr 27 at 09:20 AM


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