This week the Raiders swapped out return men. A day after waiving return man Walt Powell, they have replaced his spot on the roster with journeyman return man, Marcus Thigpen.
Thigpen entered the NFL in 2009 as an undrafted free agent out of Indiana, but didn't play his first NFL game until 2012. After three seasons in the CFL, he saw his first action with the Miami Dolphins, appearing in every game over two seasons. Last season he played with the Dolphins, Bills, and Buccaneers. He appeared in four games with the Bills this season before being released.
The 5-9, 200-pounder has played in 45 games over his career. His career totals include 92 kickoff returns for 2,224 yards (24.2 avg.) and one touchdown and 85 punt returns for 847 yards (10.0 avg.) and two touchdowns. As a receiver, Thigpen has totaled nine receptions for 112 yards (12.4 avg.) and one touchdown.
Walt Powell had spent two weeks with the Raiders and was inactive for both games.