With the end of the 2014 season, the Raiders are already getting to work on building their off-season 2015 roster. They announced on Tuesday they signed nine players to reserve future contracts. Six of those nine players were on the team's 2014 practice squad.
Here are the nine players:
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Exp. College
Cobb, Terrance RB 5-11 220 R Cumberland
Gallon, Jeremy WR 5-8 195 R Michigan
Jackson, Justin LB 6-1 236 R Wake Forest
Kearney, Vernon DB 6-2 185 1 Lane
Kistler, Dan T 6-7 315 R Montana
Mady, Lamar G 6-2 315 2 Youngstown State
Roberts, Seth WR 6-2 196 R West Alabama
Schwenke, Kona DT 6-4 297 R Notre Dame
Watson, Jansen CB 5-9 177 R Iowa State
Here are some information about the three newly signed players per the Raiders press release:
RB Terrance Cobb: Originally signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in May 2014 before being waived at the end of training camp...Played four seasons at Cumberland, setting school record for rushing yards in a game (327), season (1,991) and career (4,414)...Also holds records for most rushing TDs in a game (6) and career (47)...Became the first player for Cumberland to sign an NFL contract.
WR Jeremy Gallon: Originally drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round (244th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft...Appeared in 51 games over four seasons at Michigan at wide receiver and kick and punt returner, making 25 starts and totaling 173 receptions for 2,704 yards and 17 touchdowns...Also returned 32 kickoffs for 658 yards and 47 punts for 333 yards...Holds the school record for receiving yards in a single season (1,373 yards).
DT Kona Schwenke: Originally signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in May 2014...Waived by the Chiefs at the end of camp and spent time this past season on the practice squads of the Chiefs, New England Patriots and New York Jets...Played four years at Notre Dame, seeing action in 31 games with 30 tackles (nine solo), one sack and one fumble recovery.