Mondays have been the day for roster moves for the Raiders in the past month or so. That has ramped up since the team has racked up the losses and injuries. Today they made a move to nab tight end Darren Waller off the Ravens’ practice squad.
Waller was a 6th round pick out of Georgia Tech in 2015 by the Ravens. The 6-6, 255-pounder was a receiver in college and was switched to tight end in his second season in Baltimore and had 10 catches for 85 yards that season.
Jon Gruden plans to use him in a hybrid WR/TE role, which would figure to not be dissimilar to that of Jared Cook and Derek Carrier.
Waller was suspended for the entire 2017 season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He was reinstated last August, but didn’t make the regular season roster and was placed on the practice squad after.