Raiders rookie minicamp completed Sunday which means the team has begun adding players from among those who tried out for the team.
The names are coming out as we speak. The first three are Wagner College linebacker Najee Harris, Tennessee defensive end LaTroy Lewis, and Florida State/Faulkner University defensive lineman Chris Casher.
The players celebrated their signings with the team on twitter.
Officially an Oakland Raider! Can't wait to get back to work! #raidernation ☠️⚫️⚪️ pic.twitter.com/RuzzvwD0sA— Troy Lewis (@MrPrimetime4) May 7, 2017
Its official!!! I'm a RAIDER!! #RaiderNation— Najee Harris (@NikeNaj) May 7, 2017
Congrats Chris!! #NFL2017 @casherfsu21 pic.twitter.com/5pdWstmFDs— Faulkner Football (@FaulknerFball) May 7, 2017
Lewis started 21 games over the past two seasons for the Volunteers. Last season he had 36 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. Tennessee is GM Reggie McKenzie’s alma mater which is likely why Lewis was on the radar in the first place.
Harris flew under the radar from small school Wagner college (Staten Island NY). The 6-1, 220-pound OLB/S tweener ran an impressive 4.59 40-yard dash at his pro day.
Casher played four seasons at Florida State before academics forced him to transfer to Faulkner University. In 28 games for the Seminoles from 2013-15 he put up 62 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss, and 3.0 sacks.
There could be more signings from tryouts and those will be added here as they are revealed.
After the Raiders announced 17 undrafted free agent signings they were right at the 90-player roster limit. That means all tryout signings come with a corresponding cut. We will let you know when those transactions are known.