Raiders announce 11 undrafted free agent signings

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Raiders announce Friday they have signed 11 undrafted free agents. Here is the list of rookies signed followed by the player description according to the team's press release:

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. College
Atkinson III, George RB 6-1 218 Notre Dame
Coles, D.J. WR 6-3 225 Virginia Tech
Davis, Mike WR 6-0 189 Texas
Fields, Carlos LB 6-1 238 Winston-Salem State
Grigsby, Noel WR 5-10 185 San Jose State
Kistler, Dan T 6-7 315 Montana
Ladson, Erle T 6-6 346 Delaware
Murphy, Jake TE 6-4 249 Utah
Roberts, Seth WR 6-2 196 West Alabama
Simonson, Scott TE 6-5 249 Assumption
Williams, Karl FB 6-0 244 Utah


Atkinson III: Played three seasons at Notre Dame, appearing in 37 games for the Fighting Irish. He totaled 943 rushing yards on 153 attempts and 10 touchdowns over his career. His Father, George, spent 10 seasons (1968-77) as a standout safety for the Silver and Black.

Coles: Finished his collegiate career with 64 receptions for 894 yards and nine touchdowns in 50 games over his four-year tenure at Virginia Tech.

Davis: Played four years at Texas, finishing fourth on the school's all-time receptions list (200), fourth in receiving yards (2,753) and fifth in receiving TDs (18). He appeared in 49 games with 38 starts during his tenure.

Fields: Played three years at Winston-Salem State, earning Co-Defensive Player of the Year honors in the CIAA his senior season. His career totals include 47 games played with 321 tackles (183 solo), eight sacks and five interceptions.

Grigsby: Played five seasons locally at San Jose State, appearing in 40 games. He finished his career as the school's all-time leader with 3,121 receiving yards on 237 receptions and 17 touchdowns. He also set the school' single-season record with 89 receptions as a sophomore in 2011.

Kistler: Played in 48 career games with 42 starts at tackle and guard over four seasons at Montana, earning All-Big Sky Conference first-team selections his junior and senior year.

Ladson: Appeared in 48 career games with 23 starts at tackle over his four-year career at Delaware. He started the final 23 games of his career.

Murphy: Played in 30 career games with 14 starts over three years at Utah. His career totals include 63 receptions for 830 yards and 10 TDs and was an honorable All-Pac 12 mention in 2012.

Roberts: Played two seasons at West Alabama, finishing with 62 receptions for 1,169 yards and 13 touchdowns. He led the team with 12 touchdown receptions and 857 yards in 2013.

Simonson: Played four seasons at Assumption, earning Northeast-10 All-Conference selections his junior and senior seasons. He caught 39 passes for 604 yards and five touchdowns as a senior.

Williams: Played in 36 games with five starts over three seasons at Utah. He rushed 15 times for 51 yards his senior season.

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