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Raiders add wide receiver Rico Gafford to practice squad

Speedy receiver was waived Saturday

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Rico Gafford
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On a quiet transaction Tuesday, the lone move the Las Vegas Raiders made involved keeping a familiar name inside the organization as they signed wide receiver Rico Gafford to the practice squad.

The move was not a surprise since Gafford cleared waivers on Monday when he went unclaimed. Gafford was on the waiver wire because the Raiders waived him Saturday to make room for defensive tackle Daniel Ross, who was activated from the injured reserve.

Gafford has been a Raiders’ fan favorite because of his speed but he hasn’t made much an impact in the regular season.

The 24-year-old played in three games this season and he had no catches on two targets. He had two catches for 66 yards, and a touchdown in four games last season and he he had no catches in one game in 2018. Gafford was one of four players the Raiders protected on the practice squad this week (meaning he can’t be signed elsewhere) and he will likely get a chance to go back to the active roster if there is an injury at the position.