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Silver Minings: Who made the Raiders practice squad?

A look at the guys who made the cut

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A lot happened over the weekend, as roster cuts took place across the NFL. We know who made the roster for the Las Vegas Raiders, but what does the practice squad look like?

Let’s take a look.

Marcell Ateman, WR

In 2019, Marcell Ateman suited up for the Raiders. He caught five passes for 116 yards. Ateman was selected by the Raiders in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Nick Bowers, TE

Played four years at Penn State, playing in 26 games with two starts. He totaled 17 career catches for 279 yards and five touchdowns.

Jordan Brown, DB

Jordan Brown was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He was waived during final roster cuts on Aug. 31, 2019. On Oct. 30, Brown was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad. He was released on Nov. 26. On Dec. 4, Brown was signed to the Oakland Raiders practice squad. On Dec. 30, Brown was signed to a reserve/future contract. He was waived on Aug. 3, 2020.

Keelan Doss, WR

Keelan Doss appeared in eight games for the Raiders in 2019. He caught 11 passes for 133 yards on 14 targets.

Dominik Eberle, K

Per the Raiders’ official site,

Played four years at Utah State, appearing in 43 games and finishing his collegiate career as the most decorated kicker in program history...Left the program as the school’s all-time leader in points scored (359), points per game (8.34), FGs made (64), PATs (167), PAT attempts (167), PAT percentage (1.000), consecutive PATs (167) and FGs from 50-plus yards (four)...As a senior, connected on 21-of-24 FG attempts in 13 games and totaled 108 points…Was a perfect 45-for-45 on PATs…Garnered Pro Football Focus honorable mention All-American, second-team Senior CLASS All-American, first-team All-Mountain West and Phil Steele Publication’s first-team All-Mountain West honors…Also named Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week three times.

Kyle Emmanuel, LB

Per the Raiders’ official site,

Emanuel, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound linebacker, joins the Raiders having spent four seasons (2015-18) with the Los Angeles Chargers after being drafted in the fifth round (153rd overall) by the club in the 2015 NFL Draft. In four seasons of action, Emanuel has appeared in 63 contests and made 32 starts, recording 129 tackles (81 solo), four sacks, two interceptions, five passes defensed, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

In his most recent season in 2018, Emanuel appeared in all 16 contests for the third time in his career and made seven starts, logging 26 stops (19), one sack and one fumble recovery that he returned for a touchdown.

Madre Harper, CB

Per the Raiders’ official site,

Signed by Las Vegas Raiders as an un-drafted free agent, May 5, 2020…Played two years at Southern Illinois after transferring from Oklahoma State…In two seasons at Southern Illinois, played in 21 games with 15 starts…Totals included 88 tackles (72 solo), one tackle for loss, a half-sack, two INTs, 20 passes defensed and one forced fumble.

Datone Jones, DE

Jones hasn’t played in a game since 2018, but spent the 2019 offseason with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He’s also played for the Cowboys and 49ers, along with the Packers where he spent the majority of his career.

He was a first-round pick (26th overall) by the Packers in 2013. Over the course of his career, Jones has appeared in 67 games with nine starts. He’s racked up 88 tackles, 10 sacks, seven passes defensed and one fumble recovery. In postseason action, Jones has appeared in seven contests, totaling nine tackles and a half-sack.

Once Jones left the Packers, his numbers took a hit. From 2017-18, he appeared in eight games and made two starts while with the 49ers and Cowboys. In his first four seasons, he appeared in 59 games with the Packers, making seven starts.

Dylan Mabin, CB

Signed by Oakland Raiders as an un-drafted free agent, May 2, 2019. He was waived by the Raiders on Aug. 31. He then was signed by the Raiders to practice squad on Sept. 1. He was waived by the Raiders on Dec. 10. Signed by Raiders as a reserve/future free agent, Jan. 6, 2020.

Erik Magnuson, OL

Per the Raiders’ official site,

Has appeared in eight games and made three starts over his first two seasons in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers after originally being signed as an un-drafted free agent in 2017…Spent the first eight weeks of 2019 on the Buffalo Bills’ practice squad…Appeared in 46 games and made 37 starts along the offensive line during his five-year career at Michigan…Earned First Team All-Big 10 honors in 2016 after starting all 12 games as a senior.

Theo Riddick

Per the Raiders’ official site,

Riddick, a 5’9, 201-pound running back, enters his first season with the Silver and Black following a one-year stint with the Denver Broncos in 2019. Prior to the Broncos, Riddick spent his first six seasons (2013-18) with the Detroit Lions after being drafted in the sixth round (199th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. Riddick has appeared in 84 contests with 19 starts over his career, compiling 288 rush attempts for 1,023 yards and five touchdowns, while adding 285 receptions for 2,238 yards and an additional 19 scores.

In 2019, Riddick was placed on the Reserve/Injured List due to a shoulder injury for the entirety of the campaign in his lone season the Broncos. Riddick registered at least 50 receptions in four consecutive seasons prior with the Lions from 2015-18, while posting a career-high 80 in 2015 to go along with 697 receiving yards. His 80 receptions that season tied for most in the NFL among running backs while his 697 receiving yards ranked second. As a rusher, Riddick set career highs in carries (92) and yards (357) during the 2016 campaign in just 10 appearances.

Kamaal Seymour, OL

Per the Raiders’ official site,

Signed by Las Vegas Raiders as an un-drafted free agent, May 6, 2020…Played four years at Rutgers, playing in 46 career games with 41 starts…Made all of his collegiate starts at right tackle after moving to the offensive line as a redshirt freshman.

Chris Smith, DE

Per the Raiders’ official site,

Smith, a 6-foot-1, 266-pound defensive end, enters his first season with the Silver and Black after spending the last two years with the Cleveland Browns, while also having stints with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2014-16) and Cincinnati Bengals (2017). Originally a fifth round selection (159th overall) by the Jaguars in the 2014 NFL Draft, Smith has appeared in 60 contests and made two starts over his first six seasons, recording 67 tackles (46 solo), 8.5 sacks, six passes defensed and three forced fumbles.

Javin White, LB

Per the Raiders’ official site,

Signed by Las Vegas Raiders as an un-drafted free agent, May 5, 2019…Played four years at UNLV, playing in 43 games with 29 starts…Totaled 201 tackles (124 solo), 18 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, nine INTs, 15 passes defensed, seven forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.