Antwaun Molden #27 of the New England Patriots intercepts a pass in front of DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles
With another immediate need at cornerback for the Raiders after the loss of Shawntae Spencer to a sprained foot, the Raiders are working out free agent Antwaun Molden, according to a report by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com. The 27 year old Molden was in Giants training camp this year but was released in their first wave of roster cuts on August 27 and had tried out for the Seahawks.
The four year vet played in every game last season for the Patriots, starting two games. He had a decent season statistically, recording 2 interceptions (something the Raiders have yet to get this season) and 3 passes defended to go along with 36 tackles.
He spent the first three seasons with the Houston Texans who took him in the third round of the 2008 draft out of Eastern Kentucky. He appeared in 32 games for the Texans but never started a game.
The 6-1, 198 pound corner ran a 4.44 40 yard dash at the 2008 combine but is said to have lost a lot of his athleticism due to a string of leg injuries he suffered over his first two seasons in the NFL. He was placed on injured reserve both of his first two seasons. He played in 14 games as a rookie before going out with a broken ankle and appeared in just four games his second season before being lost for the season with a torn quadriceps muscle.
He has always been seen as more of a special teams player than a viable option at corner. But the Raiders are desperate. If they think he has something to offer, they have very little options otherwise.