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Raiders call up Shilique Calhoun from the practice squad, drop DT Brian Price

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NFL: Green Bay Packers at Oakland Raiders Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Two weeks ago, the Raiders claimed Brian Price off waivers from the Cowboys and released former 7th round pick Treyvon Hester. It was a questionable move considering Hester had a promising first season and looked pretty good in the preseason this year as well. But the Raiders wanted to see what Price had to offer. Not much as it turns out.

Price was inactive for the first game and played 17 snaps for an injury depleted defensive line last Sunday against the Broncos. And two days later, he was waived in favor of Shilique Calhoun.

The former third round pick Calhoun showed the first signs of promise this camp and preseason for the first time entering his third NFL season. But it wasn’t enough to keep him on the roster ahead of some others. Now three games in and with the Raiders having just two total sacks, they are giving him another shot to see if he can add some pass rush.

After Sunday’s loss in Denver in which the only sack was an interior sack by Maurice Hurst off a high snap, Gruden said “We have to do something.” He added Monday of the defensive line play “we got to make improvements there. Across the board we got to make improvements. It was pretty obvious.”

This is something. Not sure it’s the answer, but it’s something.