Signed by Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent, April 29, 2013…Waived by Raiders, Aug. 31, 2013…Re-signed by Raiders to practice squad, Sept. 2, 2013…Signed by Raiders to active roster, Sept. 23, 2013…Waived by Raiders, Aug. 30, 2014…Re-signed by Raiders to practice squad, Sept. 1, 2014…Signed by Raiders as a reserve/future free agent, Dec. 30, 2014.
AT A GLANCE
CAREER: Third-year offensive lineman enters his third training camp with the Raiders after spending the 2014 season on the team’s practice squad…Appeared in seven games as a rookie, rotating in at both left and right guard…Entered the league with Oakland as an undrafted free agent in 2013.
2014: Spent the season on the Raiders’ practice squad after being waived following training camp.
2013: Spent the first two weeks on the Raiders’ practice squad before being elevated to the active roster on Sept. 23...Saw his first action along the offensive line in Week 6 at Kansas City...(9/23) at Den.: Made his NFL debut and played on special teams...(10/13) at KC: Saw action at right guard when starting center C/G Andre Gurode went down with a knee injury and RG Mike Brisiel moved to center...(11/3) vs. Phi.: Filled in at left guard and right guard throughout the game, helping the Raiders total 560 yards of offense...(11/10) at NYG: Rotated in at left guard throughout the contest, and helped pave the way for the offense to gain 107 yards on the day...(11/17) at Hou.: Saw action at right guard when Brisiel and Gurode went down with injuries.
COLLEGE: Played two years at Youngstown State after transferring from Butler County (Kan.) Community College…Played in 22 games in two years at Youngstown State…As a senior, started all 11 games…Started all 12 games at left guard as a junior…Did not allow a sack or pressure…Helped offense record a school-best 458.6 total offensive yards per game…Named Offensive Lineman of the Game in win at Southern Illinois…Started all 12 games as a sophomore at Butler County Community College…Named first-team All-Jayhawk Conference and first-team All-Region VI…Started final six games as a freshman…Majored in sociology.
PERSONAL: Attended Topeka (Kan.) High School…Played center and defensive tackle...As a senior, was a first-team All-Centennial League selection at center…Named second-team All-Centennial League as a center during junior year…Also played basketball…Active in the community, assisting with the OAL Elite Youth Football Camp and participating in the NFL London Play 60 event.
NFL Network's Omar Ruiz joins "Up To The Minute" to discuss how the Oakland Raiders are preparing for Thursday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.