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Raiders claim safety Keenan Lambert from Seahawks

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Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

You had to figure that with Ken Norton Jr in Oakland, the Raiders would be watching the Seahawks' cuts pretty closely. There was one reported waiver claim by the Raiders today and it was former Seahawks' safety Keenan Lambert.

The funny thing is, the guy they claimed never played with Norton in Seattle. But Kam Chancellor did, and Lambert is his half brother.

Lambert is an undrafted free agent rookie out of Norfolk State. Lambert had 6 combined tackles this preseason (3 solo) and one pass defended. Five of those tackles came in the preseason finale against the Raiders. He also had 2 special teams tackles -- also both against the Raiders. So, clearly the Raiders came away impressed. He received high marks from Pro Football Focus grading system in both run support and coverage.

The Raiders were in need of a safety with Brandian Ross having been placed on injured reserve. Lambert will fill that spot.

To make room on the 53-man roster, the team has waived CB SaQwan Edwards.