With three roster spots to fill and two weeks until training camp, the Raiders did their usual Friday business, adding three free agents.
The free agent additions are RB John Crockett, OL Kareem Are, and LB Brady Sheldon -- whose signing had been reported earlier this week. You can read more about Sheldon and his crazy athletic abilities here.
Are and Sheldon are both undrafted rookies who participated in the Raiders’ rookie minicamp in May on a tryout basis. Crockett is a second year player who appeared in two games in 2015 for the Packers.
Are is somewhat accomplished having started 17 games over two seasons at Florida State and was named All-ACC Second Team last season after starting nine games. In 2015 he started eight games at left guard and was named to the All-ACC Third Team.
Crockett went undrafted in 2015, appearing in 2 games as a rookie. He spent the 2016 season on injured reserve. As a senior at North Dakota State Crockett set school records for all-purpose yards (2,419), rushing yards (1,994) and rushing attempts (368), earning second-team Sports Network All-American and second-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors.