CB Chimdi Chekwa is back. The Raiders signed the cornerback Wednesday.
The veteran cornerback was selected by the Raiders in the 4th round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Ohio State University. Chekwa was one of Al Davis's final draft picks.
Chekwa was a special teams-standout throughout his first stint with the Silver and Black. Over four seasons, he played in 32 games, seeing most of his time with the special teams units, and in 2014, led the team with nine special teams tackles.
Chekwa returns to the Raiders after signing with the New England Patriots during the offseason. He joins a young group of corners, most of whom he played with in 2014.
In addition to his work on the field, the 6'0" cornerback was entrenched in the local community. Chekwa participated in several Raiders events, while also hosting his own through his foundation, Camp One. His work earned him a nomination as a 2014 Global Ambassador, which he accepted at the Global Ambassadors Summit at the United Nations during Super Bowl XLVIII week in New York City.