The Raiders have signed another cornerback and he is also another familiar face. He is Pat Lee from the Green Bay Packers and he has signed a one-year deal with the Raiders. The 28 year old becomes the second Packer cornerback to sign with the Raiders this offseason. Earlier this offseason the team signed free agent Brandon Underwood.
The team missed out on signing CB Jarrett Bush who re-signed with the Packers yesterday.
Lee was a second round pick by the Packers in 2008 so Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie knows him well. His senior seasons at Auburn, he earned All SEC honors with 55 tackles, 4 interceptions, and 10 passes defended. In addition he averaged over 25 yards on kick returns.
He was expected to compete for the third cornerback spot as a rookie but after appearing in just five games that season, he was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury. That same lingering knee injury kept him out all of 2009. He was on the Packers 2010 Super Bowl winning team. That season he shared kick return duties including two kick returns for 44 yards in the Super Bowl win over the Steelers.
He is not expected to make a big impact as a corner for the Raiders. He is more of a special teams guy and has had just one start in his three seasons in the NFL. Although, he was stuck behind Charles Woodson and Al Harris in Green Bay so he will be given every opportunity to compete for a spot in the Raiders cornerback rotation.
Lee become the third corner the team has signed in recent days. The others were former Ram, Ron Bartell, and former 49er Shawntae Spencer. All of whom were signed to one year deals with the team.