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Oakland Raiders Retain Nine Free Agents


ALAMEDA, Calif.– The Oakland Raiders have re-signed the following nine free agents, the club announced Monday.

Pos. Ht.
Wt. Exp. College
McCants, Matt T/G 6-6 310 4 UAB
McGloin, Matt QB 6-1 210 4 Penn State
Thorpe, Neiko CB 6-1 200 4 Auburn
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Exp. College
Autry, Denico DL 6-5 270 3 Mississippi State
Harris, Shelby DE 6-2 290 2 Illinois State
Holmes, Gabe TE 6-5 255 2 Purdue
McDonald, Tevin S 5-11 195 2 Eastern Washington
Roberts, Seth WR 6-2 195 2 West Alabama
Toomer, Korey LB 6-2 235 3 Idaho

Autry:Returns for his third season after making the squad as an undrafted free agent in 2014…Played in 14 games with eight starts last year, totaling 29 tackles (19 solo) with three sacks and four passes defensed…Led the NFL with three blocked kicks on special teams (two PATs and one FG), posting the most blocks by a single player in a season since 2011…Career totals include 24 games played with eight starts, 42 tackles (27 solo), three sacks, four passes defensed and four blocked kicks.

Harris: Begins his third season with the Silver and Black after being drafted by the team in the seventh round (235th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft…Played in seven games in 2015, posting 16 tackles (11 solo) and one sack…Career totals include eight games played with 18 tackles (12 solo) and one sack.

Holmes:Enters his second season in Oakland after spending nine weeks on the active roster and seven weeks on the practice squad last year…Did not appear in a game in 2015…Originally signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Purdue, where he played in 49 games and caught 65 passes for 685 yards and six TDs.


McDonald: **Returns for his second year with the Silver and Black…Played in four games and notched one special teams tackle last year after originally joining the team as an undrafted free agent…Spent nine weeks on the practice squad…Played in 23 games at Eastern Washington where he recorded 121 tackles (80 solo), four INTs and one sack.

McCants:Begins his fourth season in Oakland after joining the team in 2013…Played in two games last year, contributing primarily on special teams…Has appeared in 26 games with three starts in his career…Was drafted by the New York Giants in the sixth round (201st overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

McGloin:Begins his fourth season with the Raiders after playing in 10 games with six starts over his first three years…Has thrown for 1,818 yards on 153-of-262 passing with 11 TDs, 11 INTs and a 76.2 quarterback rating in his career…Played in two games last year, throwing for 142 yards on 23-of-32 passing with two TDs and one INT…Originally joined the team as an undrafted free agent in 2013.

Roberts:Rejoins the Raiders for his third season after originally signing with the team as an undrafted free agent in 2014…Enjoyed a breakout season in 2015, playing in all 16 games with five starts and posting 32 receptions for 480 yards (15.0 avg.) and five TDs…Recorded two game-winning TD receptions, a 12-yarder in Week 2 vs. Baltimore with 26 seconds left and a 12-yarder in Week 12 at Tennessee…Posted a career-high 113 receiving yards in Week 12 and two TDs on six receptions.

Thorpe:Returns for his third season with the Silver and Black after signing with the Raiders as a reserve/future free agent in 2014…Played in 14 games with two starts in 2015, posting 36 tackles (33 solo), one INT and six passes defensed…Career totals include 37 appearances and two starts with 42 tackles (38 solo), nine passes defensed and one INT…Originally signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Auburn in 2012.

Toomer:Begins his second season with the Raiders after joining the team in Week 7 of last year…Played in 10 games in 2015, posting four special teams tackles…Career totals include seven tackles (six solo) in 18 games with Dallas, St. Louis and Oakland.

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