With the injuries to starting safeties Nate Allen and Charles Woodson, the Raiders needed some help. They signed Taylor Mays this week to fill one of those spots, and now they have activated safety Tevin McDonald from the practice squad to fill the other spot.
McDonald was signed by the Raiders this offseason as an undrafted free agent out of Eastern Washington and spent training camp and preseason with the team . He was among the team's final roster cuts and was placed on the practice squad prior to the start of the season.
The team opened a roster spot with the trade of Brice Butler to the Cowboys this week.
The 5-foot-11, 195-pounder played in 50 games at Eastern Washington (2013-14) and UCLA (2011-12). He recorded 256 tackles (180 solo), eight interceptions, 31 passes defensed, one sack, six forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries over his collegiate career with the Eagles and Bruins. He is the brother of Rams defensive back T.J. McDonald.
His addition is not a good sign for the chances of Charles Woodson playing. He was officially questionable on the team's injury report.