As of yesterday, we knew eight of the Raiders’ ten practice squad players. Today the Raiders announced all ten practice squad players including a familiar face — 2015 sixth round pick Max Valles.
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Exp. College
Borders, Breon CB 6-0 189 R Duke
Brown, Fadol DE 6-4 282 R Mississippi
Brown, Pharaoh TE 6-5 246 R Oregon
Calhoun, Shilique LB 6-4 250 2 Michigan State
Hatcher, Keon WR 6-1 212 R Arkansas
Hood, Elijah RB 5-11 230 R North Carolina
Simmons, Jordan G 6-3 339 R USC
Stone, James C 6-3 290 3 Tennessee
Valles, Max DE 6-4 250 1 Virginia
Whitney, Isaac WR 6-2 204 R USC
Valles was originally selected by the Raiders with the 179th overall pick out of Virginia. Seen as a raw prospect who came unwisely left school a year early, he didn’t make the roster out of camp and was re-signed to the practice squad.
He remained on the Raiders’ practice squad most of the season before being signed onto the Bills’ active roster for the remainder of the season. Following that season, he was released by the Bills and spent all of 2016 on their practice squad. Then for the third time in his short career, he was waived on the final cutdown day and returns to where his career began.
The other new addition is center James Stone. He takes the spot the Raiders had intended for Ian Silberman, but Silberman was signed off waivers by the Colts.
Stone was originally and undrafted free agent sign for the Atlanta Falcons in 2014. He appeared in 19 games with 10 starts over two seasons in Atlanta, but didn’t make the team out of camp in 2016 and was out of football. In January he joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a reserve/future free agent and was waived this week in the roster cutdown.