Korey Bosworth #97 of the Detroit Lions leaves the field after a fourth quarter injury during the preseason game against the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field on September 2 2010
The Raiders have filled one of their vacant roster spots with a second generation player. He is Korey Bosworth, nephew of former Seattle Seahawks linebacker, Brian Bosworth. Korey's twin brother, Kyle, also plays in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Bosworth is expected to add depth in camp for the Raiders after the team waived/injured linebacker Mario Kurn.
Bosworth, a 6-foot-1, 230-pound linebacker out of UCLA will wear No. 97, the number most recently worn by nose tackle Travis Ivey of whom the team released. The team expects Bosworth to make the trip with the team to Arizona for Friday's preseason game but he is unlikely to play after just one full practice with the team.
Officially a first-year player, Bosworth initially signed as a non-drafted free agent with the Denver Broncos in 2010. He spent parts of training camp with the Detroit Lions in 2010, 2011 and 2012, and played in the Lions' preseason opener last week vs Cleveland. Bosworth played all 51 games during his four years at UCLA, starting 25 in a row over his final two seasons.
I wonder how many times he has seen the footage of Bo Jackson running over his uncle on his way to a touchdown? We may soon find out.