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Raiders sign former Cowboys pass-rusher David Irving to practice squad

Talented, but troubled player has relationship with Las Vegas defensive line coach Rod Marinelli

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UPDATED: The Las Vegas Raiders are addressing a need area with yet another player who has ties to defensive line coach Rod Marinelli as they signed David Irving to the practice squad.

Irving, who is 27, has had success in the NFL and played in Dallas for Marinelli, along with defensive tackles Maliek Collins and Daniel Ross.

He was recently reinstated by the NFL after an indefinite suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Irving announced his retirement in 2018 and hasn’t played since.

However, he is a great athlete at 6’7 and 290 pounds. Irving has 12.5 sacks in 37 NFL games. So, he has ability. The Raiders need a backup pass rusher with Carl Nassib currently dealing with an injured big toe, so Irving could be promoted once he knocks the rust off.