Following rookie minicamp, the Raiders signed three unrafted players and waived three others. That left them at 89 players with one open spot on the offseason roster. They have used that open spot to sign safety Marcus McWilson out of Kentucky.
The 6-0, 198-pound safety started ten games last season for the Wildcats, the most of his four-year career at Kentucky. In those 10 starts over 13 games, he put up 69 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and one interception.
His career totals include 173 tackles (81 solo), four interceptions, four passes defended, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
He adds another body at the safety position which was woefully thin prior to the draft. Then the Raiders selected Obi Melifonwu in the second round and Shalom Luani in the 7th round. McWilson becomes the third undrafted safety the team has added since the draft along with Anthony Cioffi and Rickey Jefferson.