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Oakland Raiders 2011 Rookie News: Ausberry Signs, Barksdale Not Far Behind?

The Oakland Raiders have always done an excellent job of signing their rookies—not counting the doped up exception—and with new rules in place making the 2011 rookie class way easier to ink to contracts you have to believe they will get this task completed in no time.

*Update: via

Today former Tennessee wideout Denarius Moore inked a deal with the Raiders valued at $2.2 million over four years.  He was selected in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft in April.

*Update: via Raiders Twitter:

Head Coach Hue Jackson announces that 4th round draft pick RB Taiwan Jones has signed and is in Napa

*Update: Demarcus Van Dyke's Twitter:

Officially a Raider!!!

There is already at least one rookie signed sealed and delivered. Seventh-round wide receiver pick David Ausberry is ready to start his career. This comes to us via the Twitter account of the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson:

Raiders seventh-round rookie WR David Ausberry got a $45,900 signing bonus.

His deal is likely soon to be followed by the signing of rookie offensive lineman Joe Barksdale. This new is delivered to us by Steve Corkran:

Rookie offensive tackle Joseph Barksdale said he has touched down in San Francisco. That portens his signing a contract in Alameda today or real soon and making his way here. No sight or word from second-round draft pick Stefen Wisniewski.

I fully expect Wisniewski and the rest of the rookies to be signing shortly as well.