Coming out of Raiders training camp and preseason, there were three undrafted players who impressed enough to earn a roster spot. Two of them — Keelan Doss and Keisean Nixon — are currently on the regular season roster. The other was defensive tackle Anthony Rush who was waived and re-signed to the team’s practice squad. Today he was swiped by the Eagles.
Rush was a dominant force on the defensive line in the preseason, but instead of giving him a shot, the Raiders signed veteran defensive tackle Corey Liuget instead. Liuget was inactive due to injury the first three games of the season and has rotated in the past three games collecting 3 combined tackles and one QB hit.
Standing out in camp is one thing. But the thing about players who shine in preseason is every other team gets a good look at them too. Rush was impressive enough that you figured it was only a matter of time before either the Raiders called him up or another team stole him away. It would have required an injury for the Raiders to make that move and their interior defensive line has been relatively healthy this season. So, Rush is headed to Philly instead.