The NFL officially kicks off the 2015 regular season.
Signed by Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent, July 30, 2011…Waived by Browns, Sept. 3, 2011…Re-signed by Browns to practice squad, Sept. 4, 2011…Signed by Browns as a reserve/future free agent, Jan. 3, 2012…Waived by Browns, Aug. 31, 2012…Re-signed by Browns to practice squad, Sept. 1, 2012…Signed by Browns to active roster, Oct. 22, 2012…Waived by Browns, Sept. 1, 2013…Signed by Oakland Raiders as a reserve/future free agent, Jan. 13, 2014.
CAREER: Spent the 2013 offseason and training camp with the Browns before being waived at the end of camp...Began the 2012 season on the Browns’ practice squad before being elevated to the active roster for the final nine games of the year…Did not see game action…Spent the entire 2011 season on the Browns’ practice squad.
COLLEGE: Started 16 of 23 career games at the University of Tennessee (2007-10)…Saw game action at all five offensive line positions while at UT...Started games at both guard spots and left tackle…Started all 13 games as a senior, eight at right guard and five at left guard…Assisted in TB Tauren Poole eclipsing the 1,000-yard rushing milestone in first season as starter…As a junior, earned first three collegiate starts at left tackle and saw action in eight games, with stints at the guard and tackle positions…Played in two games as a sophomore and became a valuable reserve as the season progressed.
PERSONAL: Attended Northside High School in Lafayette, La. …Was named Class 4A All-State along with being named All-Acadiana and All-Parish as a senior in 2005…Tallied 85 tackles with eight sacks, four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries that season…As a junior, finished with 98 tackles, 7.5 sacks and one interception on a team that lost in the state title game to cap a 13-2 season…Also played two years of basketball.
Raiders General manager Reggie McKenzie and Head Coach Jack Del Rio addressed the assembled media in the auditorium of the team's Alameda, Calif., facility to discuss the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft.