The Raiders announced Friday that they have signed sixth round linebacker Cory James to his rookie deal. James becomes the sixth of the team's seven draft picks to sign his deal, leaving just third round pick Shilique Calhoun as the lone remaining rookie to sign. And being that it's 'Reggie Friday' I wouldn't doubt it if Calhoun finished it out today.
James was selected 194th overall in the sixth round out of Colorado State. He played in 51 games with 46 starts over four seasons with the Rams, totaling 230 tackles (112 solo), 24 sacks, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and three passes defensed. His 24 sacks rank fourth on the school's all-time sacks list.
His deal will be for four years as is standard rookies drafted outside the first round.
He is expected to make his most immediate impact on special teams while competing as depth as a coverage linebacker, primarily on the weak side.