The offseason has officially began for the Raiders and that means more planning for 2017. With that, they brought back 9 players who were on the team’s practice squad last season on reserve/future contracts.
The nine players are:
layer Pos. Ht. Wt. Exp. College
Jimmy Bean DE 6-5 250 R Oklahoma State
K.J. Brent WR 6-3 202 R Wake Forest
Demetrius Cherry DL 6-6 300 R Arizona State
Kenneth Durden CB 6-1 182 R Youngstown State
Cooper Helfet TE 6-3 240 3 Duke
Jaydon Mickens WR 5-10 174 R Washington
Ryan O’Malley TE 6-6 258 R Pennsylvania
Oni Omoile G 6-2 310 R Iowa State
Ian Silberman G 6-5 305 2 Boston College
Seven of the nine players returning were rookies in 2016. While the Raiders had seven other undrafted rookies on the active roster, either making the team out of camp, or called up to the active roster during last season.
Some notable reserve/future signings in recent years include Seth Roberts and Neiko Thorpe.