Free Agency Week 4: Raiders add more Super Bowl experience to the roster

Meet safety Jordan Richards who spent 2018 with the Atlanta Falcons and three seasons (2015-17) with the New England Patriots where he won a Super Bowl Championship in 2017.

Another productive week in the books for Head Coach Jon Gruden and General Manager Mike Mayock. The Oakland Raiders have been all gas and no brake since the free agency gates opened on March 13, adding to the roster frequently. Heading into the team’s final season in Oakland, Gruden wants to make sure the team provides the fans with a memorable 2019, and with the additions of guys like wide receiver Antonio Brown and safety Lamarcus Joyner – not to mention three first-round picks coming up in a hurry – it should be an exciting year.

If you’ve been following along with Raiders.com, we’ve been providing an updated free agency tracker each week, which brings us to our most-recent edition. Last week the team signed a trio of players, two on defense, and one on offense.

Without further ado, let’s introduce you to the team’s newest players.

Signed:

Wide receiver Ryan Grant – The former 2014 fifth-round pick is entering his sixth season NFL season and has totaled 1,319 receiving yards, 119 receptions, and seven touchdowns over the course of his career. During his 2018 season with the Indianapolis Colts, Grant started a career-high 10 games.

Defensive end Alex Barrett – Barrett joins the Raiders after serving as a member of the AAF’s San Diego Fleet; however, he’s also spent time in the NFL on the Detroit Lions’ practice squad. The former San Diego State Aztec registered two sacks during his time in the AAF.

Safety Jordan Richards – The Raiders added more Super Bowl experience with the signing of Jordan Richards. The Sacramento native attended Stanford University, and following his time as a Cardinal, he spent three seasons with the New England Patriots, winning a Super Bowl in 2015 and 2017 with the team. He joins the Raiders after spending the 2018 campaign with the Atlanta Falcons, where he started 12 games and totaled 39 tackles.

Re-signed:

Cornerback Daryl Worley – The 24-year-old cornerback was a pleasant surprise for Defensive Coordinator Paul Guenther and the Raiders defense last year. After serving a four-game suspension at the start of the year, Worley came on strong in the second half of the season. Worley established himself as a starting corner on the Raiders, and finished 2018 with one interception, seven passes defensed, and 33 tackles.

Continue to follow along with Raiders.com for more news regarding free agency and the upcoming NFL Draft.

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