Signed by Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent, March 30, 2012…Waived by Chiefs, Aug. 31, 2012…Signed by Chiefs to practice squad, Sept. 1, 2012…Signed by Chiefs to active roster, Oct. 6, 2012…Waived by Chiefs, Oct. 9, 2012…Re-signed by Chiefs to practice squad, Oct. 11, 2012…Signed by Chiefs to active roster, Nov. 12, 2012…Waived by Chiefs, Aug. 25, 2013…Signed by Oakland Raiders as reserve/future free agent, Jan. 13, 2014.
AT A GLANCE
CAREER: Experienced cornerback and special teams standout enters his second season with the Raiders…Has played in 23 career games, nine with Kansas City in 2012 and 14 with Oakland in 2014…Tallied six tackles (five solo) on defense with three passes defensed…Added six stops on special teams in his first season with Oakland.
2014: Played in 14 games in first season with Raiders...Sat out two games with a hand injury…Posted two tackles (one solo) with three passes defensed...Also notched six special teams stops...(9/7) at NYJ: Made Raiders debut, seeing action on special teams...(9/14) vs. Hou.: Played on special teams...(9/21) at NE: Saw time on special teams, serving as a gunner on punt coverage...(9/28) vs. Mia.: Downed two punts on special teams...(10/12) vs. SD: Logged significant time on special teams...(10/19) vs. Ari.: Recorded first career pass defensed on a second-quarter third-down play, forcing a Cardinals punt...Added a special teams tackle in punt coverage...(10/26) at Cle.: Key element of coverage units on special teams...Downed a fourth-quarter punt...(11/2) at Sea.: Saw time on special teams and limited action on defense...(11/9) vs. Den.: Stopped PR Isaiah Burse for a 2-yard return on a third-quarter punt...(11/20) vs. KC: Saw action on defense, assisting on one tackle...Tracked down PR De’Anthony Thomas on a second-quarter punt, dropping him for a 12-yard loss at the Kansas City 5-yard line…(12/14) at KC: Returned from a hand injury to see action on special teams...(12/21) vs. Buf.: Posted two tackles on special teams...Also played nine snaps on defense, posting one solo tackle and one pass defensed...(12/28) at Den.: Recorded a special teams tackle in punt coverage.
2013 (with KC): Spent the offseason and training camp with the Chiefs before being waived at the end of camp.
2012 (with KC): Appeared in nine games, primarily on special teams…Spent eight weeks on the Chiefs’ practice squad…(10/7) vs. Bal.: Made NFL debut, playing primarily on special teams…(12/2) vs. Car.: Recorded two fourth-quarter stops of WR Steve Smith, marking the first two tackles of his career…(12/23) vs. Ind.: Tallied two fourth-quarter tackles of Colts WR Reggie Wayne.
COLLEGE: Played in 51 games with 40 starts at Auburn, compiling 279 tackles (172 solo), seven INTs, 35 passes defensed, one fumble recovery and one blocked FG returned for a TD…Started all 13 contests as a senior in 2011, registering 102 tackles (51 solo), six passes defensed and a fumble recovery…Appeared in 14 games (13 starts) as a junior in 2010, earning second-team Preseason All-SEC honors and helping the Tigers capture the 2011 BCS National Championship…Ranked third on the team with 64 tackles and finished with a team-best nine passes defensed that same year…Started all 13 games as a sophomore in 2009, tying for 20th in the SEC with an average of 6.5 tackles per game and finishing third on his team with 84 tackles…Played in 11 games (one start) as a true freshman in 2008, earning a spot on the Coaches’ All-SEC Freshman Team…Majored in philosophy.
PERSONAL: Attended Tucker (Ga.) High School…Named an Under Armour All-American as a senior…Had 64 tackles including six tackles for loss, 11 passes defensed, three INTs and forced a fumble as a senior...Registered 18 sacks as a junior...Was honorable mention all-county as a junior...Rated as 11th best cornerback in nation by Scouts.com...Ranked 53rd best player in Georgia by SuperPrep...Also ran track.