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Raiders Claim K Giorgio Tavecchio

Posted Aug 26, 2014

The Oakland Raiders have claimed K Giorgio Tavecchio via waivers from the Detroit Lions, General Manager Reggie McKenzie announced Tuesday.

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have claimed K Giorgio Tavecchio via waivers from the Detroit Lions, General Manager Reggie McKenzie announced Tuesday.

Tavecchio has spent time in training camp with the San Francisco 49ers (2012), Green Bay Packers (2013), and was recently with the Detroit Lions in training camp prior to his waiving yesterday. The 5-foot-10, 182-pounder played in 46 games for at the University of California and finished his career with 256 points, ranking fifth on the school’s all-time scoring list and fourth among kickers. He converted 48-of-64 (75 percent) field goal attempts and 112-of-120 (93.3 percent) PATs during his three years, ranking third in both all-time made field goals and extra points made.

To make room on the roster, the Raiders have waived K Kevin Goessling.