Duke Calhoun #84 of the New York Giants grabs a reception and heads for a fourth quarter touchdown in a preseason win over the Patriots in 2010.
The Raiders have signed wide receiver Duke Calhoun after Calhoun had participated in the Raiders' voluntary veteran mini-camp earlier this week. The 6-2, 205 pound wide receiver entered the NFL in 2010 as an undrafted free agent out of Memphis.
He played in nine games for the Giants during the 2010 season, recording one reception over that time. He was waived/injured by the Giants during the 2011 preseason. But the mere fact that he made the team as an undrafted free agent says something.
At Memphis, Calhoun played in 49 games with 26 starts over his collegiate career, recording 212 receptions for 2,981 yards and 19 touchdowns. His 19 total touchdowns is tied for second best in Memphis history. His 923 yards receiving in 2009 is also tied for second best in Memphis history over a single season and he was voted the team MVP.
He ran a 4.49 40-yard dash prior to his 2010 rookie season.
Calhoun has the size and potential to be a solid contributor. At this point, he is at very least a good camp body.