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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.
AT A GLANCE
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 RG 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 LG and RG throughout the game, helping the Raiders total 560 yards of offense...(11/10) at NYG: Rotated in at LG 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 RG when Brisiel and Gurode went down with injuries.
COLLEGE: Played two years at Youngstown State after transferring from Butler County Community College…Played in 22 games in two years at Youngstown State…As a senior, started all 11 games…Started all 12 games and played 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 CC…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.
The Raiders have many defensive linemen who can play multiple positions. Head Coach Dennis Allen says this gives the team much-needed flexibility.
Head Coach Dennis Allen spoke to the media after Wednesday's practice as the Raiders make their final preparations for Friday night's game at Green Bay.