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Raiders Add Lumpkin to Active Roster; Place Branch on IR


The Oakland Raiders have added DT Ricky Lumpkin to the active roster, General Manager Reggie McKenzie announced Saturday.

The Raiders signed Lumpkin to their practice squad on Nov. 20 following being waived by the Arizona Cardinals on Sept. 6. The 6-foot-4, 306-pounder appeared in one game during his tenure with Arizona (12/16 vs. Detroit), recording one tackle. Lumpkin spent the majority of the 2011 and 2012 seasons on the Cardinals' practice squad. A native of Clarksville, Tenn., Lumpkin was originally signed by Arizona as an undrafted free agent on July 27, 2011 out of Kentucky, where he totaled 82 tackles, three sacks, 12 tackles for loss and one fumble recovery in 44 career games.

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have placed SS Tyvon Branch on the Reserve/Injured list. Branch appeared in two games (both starts) for Oakland this season, registering nine tackles (four solo) and one sack.  

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