Sunday standout rookie defensive tackle Anthony Rush somewhat surprisingly cleared waivers and was signed back to the Raiders practice squad. The 6-5, 340-pound nose tackle was a force in preseason who, though he didn’t get claimed off waivers, saw interest from at least seven teams to be signed to their practice squads. He chose to stay with the Raiders. He could potentially be joined no the practice squad by a former teammate as well.
Tuesday the Raiders worked out Jamell Garcia-Williams according to Matt Barrows of The Athletic. The 6-7, 255-pound edge rusher had been signed by the 49ers as an undrafted free agent this offseason.
Yeah, you read that right. He’s 6-7. He can look most offensive tackles in the eye and even look down on a few. In case you thought Rush was a large man. The two of them made of half the UAB defensive line last season.
Garcia-Williams put up 9.5 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss for the Blazers last season.
Working out for the team doesn’t mean he will be signed, of course. They may be working out several players.
Monday the team finalized their 10-man practice squad. Seventh round pick Quinton Bell was the lone edge rusher. The team kept five defensive ends on the roster.