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Raiders Retain Four Free Agents

Posted Apr 17, 2017

The Oakland Raiders have re-signed the following four free agents, the club announced Monday.

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have re-signed the following four free agents, the club announced Monday.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENT

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Exp. College
Autry, Denico DL 6-5 270 4 Mississippi State

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENT

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Exp. College
Holmes, Gabe TE 6-5 255 3 Purdue
Kirkland, Denver G 6-4 335 2 Arkansas
Roberts, Seth WR 6-2 195 3 West Alabama

Autry: Returns for his fourth season after making the squad as an undrafted free agent in 2014…Played in all 16 games with seven starts in 2016, posting 37 tackles (22 solo), 2.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries, while adding a blocked PAT…In 2015, led the NFL with three blocked kicks on special teams (two PATs and one FG), posting the most blocks by a single player in a season since 2011…Career totals include 40 games played with 15 starts, 79 tackles (49 solo), 5.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and seven passes defensed.

Holmes: Enters his third season in Oakland…Suffered an injury in the preseason opener in 2016 and was placed on the Reserve/Injured List on Aug. 29…Did not appear in a game in 2015, spending nine weeks on the active roster and seven weeks on the practice squad…Originally signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Purdue, where he played in 49 games and caught 65 passes for 685 yards and six TDs.

Kirkland: Begins his second season with the Silver and Black after appearing in six games with four starts as a rookie in 2016…Played primarily as an extra offensive lineman…Signed with the team as an undrafted free agent in May 2016 out of Arkansas, where he appeared in 38 games with 34 starts.

Roberts: Enters his fourth season after originally signing with the team as an undrafted free agent in 2014…Set a career high with 38 receptions in 2016, and added 397 receiving yards and five TDs…Raiders are 9-0 when he catches a TD pass, and he has recorded four game-winning TD receptions over his career…Career totals include 32 games played with 11 starts, 70 receptions for 877 yards and 10 TDs.