The Oakland Raiders had an open roster spot thanks to the suspension of Marcel Reece and so they had to fill it some how. They decided to remedy that by promoting defensive back Dewey McDonald to the active roster.
McDonald was originally an undrafted rookie signing in 2014 by the Indianapolis Colts where he played in 12 games for them and was second on the team in special teams tackles. He was waived after the first game of the season this year by Indy and was later signed by the New England Patriots where he played in one game for them before being cut. The Raiders signed him to their practice squad after that.
Dewey McDonald might not have had much success in the NFL yet but he did have a pretty good collegiate career though it was at a lesser division school. Two lesser division schools actually, one was Fairmont State and the other was the California University of Pennsylvania.
He finished with 12 interceptions in his college career total including 5 as a freshmen and 3 as a senior. He also had added 89 tackles, including 6 being tackles for a loss, as a senior as well on his way to first-team PSAC West honors.
The Raiders have also signed defensive back Chris Hackett and G Cole Manhart to the practice squad.