Raiders add free agent DT Myles Wade

With the roster sitting at 89 players, the Raiders had one roster spot available. They filled it by signing defensive tackle Myles Wade according to John Middlekauf of NFLsfuture.com.

The 6-1, 300 pound defensive tackle was signed by the Seahawks in January to a reserve/future contract but was cut in June following the team's OTA's. He originally went undrafted out of Portland State in 2012. He was in camp with the Buccaneers in 2012 after being signed as a tryout player.

He becomes yet another new Raider with an interesting story as told here by Sander Phillipse of Bucs Nation when the Buccaneers signed him in May of 2012:

The defensive tackle was highly recruited out of high school in 2007, but failed to academically qualify for Oregon. After one year at a junior college, he took a year off to help his mother, who was battling brain cancer. His mother passed away, and it supposedly changed Wade's life.

In 2009, he committed to Texas Tech. He played in 10 games in two years and earned a degree, but he wasn't satisfied. "When I got to Lubbock, Texas, I thought it would help me take my mind off of (everything)," he told Oregon Live. "But in actuality, all of the things I had to go through to get to Lubbock, all the memories of my mom and all the hardship and the struggle that my family and I had to go through kept on reoccurring in my head."

He then left Texas Tech to go back to his home city and attend Portland State the final two seasons of his college career.

His addition to the Raiders roster is in large part due to the team losing several defensive tackles to injury. Pat Sims hasn't practiced at all this camp and in recent days Vance Walker, Brandon Bair, Stacy McGee, and Johnny Jones.

The Raiders came into camp with three open roster spots for this very reason. They have since signed center/guard Andre Gurode, middle linebacker Omar Gaither, and now Myles Wade.

Most likely Wade will be a temporary fix until the other defensive tackle can make it back. Or perhaps until the team becomes desperate for injury replacements at another position.

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