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Raiders add six undrafted free agents following rookie minicamp, waive six

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With the rookie minicamp now complete, the Raider have made several more roster moves to add undrafted free agents. In the process they made corresponding roster moves, including waiving some of their priority UDFA signings.

Here are the additions:

Mitch Bell, OG, Louisiana Tech
Travell Dixon, CB, Washington
SaQwan Edwards, CB, New Mexico
Gary Wilkins, DE, Furman
Austin Willis, WR, Emporia State
Michael Dyer, RB, Louisville


CB Chance Casey
CB Vernon Kearney
RB Gus Johnson
LB Braylon Mitchell
WR Jeremy Gallon (injured)
RB Terrance Cobb

Of those who were cut, Gus Johnson and Braylon Mitchell were priority free agents the team signed immediately following the draft last week.

Here are short bios for the newly added players as per Raiders press release:

Bell: Played two years at Louisiana Tech after transferring from Navarro Junior College in Corsicana, Texas...Appeared in 24 games with 20 starts in two seasons at Louisiana Tech...Two-time All-Conference USA selection.

Dixon: Played two years at Washington after transferring from Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher, Ariz. ...Also attended Alabama prior to transferring to Washington...Saw action in 16 games with one start at Washington...Totaled 12 tackles (10 solo) and one pass defensed...Recorded 39 tackles with four INTs, four passes defensed and one fumble recovery at Eastern Arizona.

Dyer: Played two years at Louisville after playing first two collegiate seasons at Auburn...Also attended Arkansas State, but redshirted his lone season prior to transferring to Louisville...Totaled 3,039 rushing yards on 578 carries and 22 TDs in his split time at Auburn and Louisville.

Edwards: Played three years at New Mexico after transferring from Blinn College in Brenham, Texas...Moved to cornerback from wide receiver following sophomore season...Played in 31 games at New Mexico, totaling 65 tackles (57 solo), three INTs and 19 passes defensed.

Wilkins: Played four years at Furman, seeing action in 47 games with 40 starts...Two-time first-team All-SoCon performer...Totaled 294 career tackles (150 solo), 15.5 sacks, two INTs, 36 tackles for loss, 14 passes defensed, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Willis: In four seasons at Emporia State, totaled 127 receptions for 2,002 yards and 18 TDs...Garnered second-team All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association honors as a senior.