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Raiders cut Chekwa, McCann to make room for new acquisitions

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Oakland Raiders cornerback Chimdi Chekwa (35) at minicamp at the Raiders practice facility.
Oakland Raiders cornerback Chimdi Chekwa (35) at minicamp at the Raiders practice facility.

The Raiders have made the three previously reported acquisitions official. Those signings were DB Phillip Adams, LB Keenan Clayton and T Willie Smith. To make room for those three, the team waived CB Chimdi Chekwa and CB Bryan McCann, and waived/injured DT Jamie Cumbie.

Adams faced off against the Raiders Thursday as a member of the Seahawks. The 5-11, 195 corner played in 22 career games in two seasons with San Francisco, New England and Seattle. He was the 49ers' seventh-round selection in the 2010 NFL Draft out of South Carolina State. He can also return kicks.

Clayton (6-1, 230) played in 21 games with one start in two seasons with Philadelphia. He was the Eagles' fourth-round draft pick out of Oklahoma in 2010.Smith (6-5, 310) played in four games with three starts for Washington last year. He joined the Redskins as a non-drafted free agent out of East Carolina in 2011.

With the signing of Adams and the releasing of McCann and Chekwa, the Raiders currently have six cornerbacks.