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Raiders sign athletic freak LB Brady Sheldon

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With the official release of two linebackers last Friday, the Raiders were sure to add one or two to the training camp roster. They did that today, signing undrafted rookie Brady Sheldon as Ian Rapoport reported.

Sheldon was said to have attended the team’s rookie minicamp last May, but went unsigned.

The 6-5, 220-pound Ferris State alum has some impressive measurables. He ran a 4.52 40-yard dash at the Central Michigan pro day with a low of 4.47.

That 4.52 40-time would have been a linebacker combine best if you remove Jabrill Peppers who figures to play safety at the NFL level.

His vertical of 37.0 would have been tied for second at the combine among linebackers and his 10’5” broad jump and 4.24 short shuttle would have both been top five.

Sheldon is an outside linebacker by trade, so he may not figure into the equation for the Raiders’ weak inside linebacker situation.

Last season at Ferris State Sheldon recorded 54 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 3 pass breakups. He was named All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Honorable Mention.