The Raiders made another move today, locking up defensive back and kick returner, Coye Francies. This according to Steve Corkran of The Bay Area News Group.
The Raiders signed a few players from other teams roster cuts last offseason. As of today they have re-signed two of those players. Yesterday they re-signed cornerback, Phillip Adams and today they signed defensive back Coye Francies.
Both Adams and Francies were defensive back slash return specialists who were cut by the Seahawks last preseason. Both made the Raiders regular season roster and now both have been re-signed to 1-year deals worth a reported $630,000.
Francies' re-signing shows the Raiders are not hesitating to re-sign as many of their own as possible. Francies struggled in kick return duties last season. His longest return went for just 29 yards - a yard shy of his career high.
Francies is somewhat of a local product, having grown up in Bakersfield in Central California and attending San Jose State. He was drafted in the 6th round by the Cleveland Browns in 2009 and spent two seasons in Cleveland before spending the 2011 season in Seattle.