Another day, another former Alabama Crimson Tide player has joined the Silver and Black.
The Las Vegas Raiders announced on Friday that they have signed veteran running back Bo Scarbrough. The Raiders cut injured tackle Devery Hamilton to make room for their new reserve tailback.
Scarbrough joins former fellow Alabama running backs Josh Jacobs and Kenyan Drake in the Las Vegas backfield. Scarbrough was teammates with Drake at Alabama in 2015 and teammates with Jacobs there in 2016-17. Raiders’ running back B.J. Emmons played at Alabama in 2016, but transferred to Florida Atlantic.
We all know Las Vegas coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock love players from Nick Saban’s program. There are now six Raiders who played at Alabama. The other three are: wide receiver Henry Ruggs III, right tackle Alex Leatherwood and guard Lester Cotton Sr.
The Raiders could use depth at running back with Jalen Richard dealing with a foot injury that will reportedly keep him out for two weeks.
Scarbrough — who is a physical specimen at 6’1, 235 pounds — was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round in 2018. The Raiders will be the fourth NFL team for the 24-year-old Scarbrough. He has 408 yards on 95 carries in seven NFL games.
If Scarbrough can put together some nice runs in the preseason, he could make a play for the 53-man roster regardless of Richard’s injury stats.