The same day Gruden said the Raiders would be bringing in linebackers to work out for the team Surprise! They apparently already did because they’re signing one. They’re adding rookie linebacker Dakota Allen off the Rams practice squad according to multiple reports.
The Raiders have signed LB Dakota Allen off the Rams practice squad, sources tell me and @PGutierrezESPN.— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) September 24, 2019
Allen was a seventh round pick by the Rams last April out of Texas Tech. He had 249 combined tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, and 4 interceptions in three seasons with the Red Raiders.
His claim to fame is he is the first player ever featured on Last Chance U to be drafted by an NFL team. He now becomes the second player the Raiders have brought in from the show. They signed undrafted free agent Ronald Ollie this offseason and then cut him on the second day of camp. ironically, that short stint was captured by the Hard Knocks cameras.
This may not be the only linebacker the Raiders add to the roster, although it would appear Brandon Marshall will not be one of them. They brought in the veteran linebacker this offseason and cut him at the deadline. Upon hearing the news, Marshall tweeted “I can’t catch a break” in response.