The Raiders have added free agent tight end, Kyle Auffray today. They also worked out tight end Logan Brock according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post. Signing a tight end was expected after the team lost second year tight end, Nick Kasa to an ACL injury on Tuesday. With the previous injury to David Ausberry, the tight end position was looking pretty thin.
Auffray was cut from the Patriots last June just a week after signing with the team. He then was reported to have signed with the Browns ten days ago. The team has his bio up on the website but has no record of having signed or cut him.
He was originally an undrafted free agent out of New Hampshire signed by the Arizona Cardinals during the 2013 off-season but was cut prior to the start of training camp.
Auffray is an imposing 6-foot-5, 254 pounds, but he doesn't have a lot of experience as a tight end. He began his collegiate career as a quarterback at Mississippi State. After seeing no playing time, he transferred to New Hampshire where he played in 16 games over two seasons including 13 games with seven starts as a senior in 2010, catching four passes for 34 yards.
It's even possible Auffray could be a camp leg punter behind Marquette King. In addition to his tight end duties at New Hampshire, he also their punter during his senior year.