Raiders Announce Roster Moves


The Oakland Raiders have signed the following six undrafted free agents following their participation in the team's rookie mini-camp on a tryout basis, the club announced Monday.

Bell, MitchG6-3347RLouisiana Tech
Dixon, TravellCB6-0200RWashington
Dyer, MichaelRB5-9218RLouisville
Edwards, SaQuanCB6-0200RNew Mexico
Wilkins, GaryDE6-2240RFurman
Willis, AustinWR5-9176REmporia State

Bell: Played two years at Louisiana Tech after transferring from Navarro Junior College in Corsicana, Texas…Appeared in 24 games with 20 starts in two seasons at Louisiana Tech…Two-time All-Conference USA selection.

Dixon: Played two years at Washington after transferring from Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher, Ariz. …Also attended Alabama prior to transferring to Washington…Saw action in 16 games with one start at Washington…Totaled 12 tackles (10 solo) and one pass defensed…Recorded 39 tackles with four INTs, four passes defensed and one fumble recovery at Eastern Arizona.

Dyer: Played two years at Louisville after playing first two collegiate seasons at Auburn…Also attended Arkansas State, but redshirted his lone season prior to transferring to Louisville…Totaled 3,039 rushing yards on 578 carries and 22 TDs in his split time at Auburn and Louisville.

Edwards: Played three years at New Mexico after transferring from Blinn College in Brenham, Texas…Moved to cornerback from wide receiver following sophomore season…Played in 31 games at New Mexico, totaling 65 tackles (57 solo), three INTs and 19 passes defensed.

Wilkins: Played four years at Furman, seeing action in 47 games with 40 starts…Two-time first-team All-SoCon performer…Totaled 294 career tackles (150 solo), 15.5 sacks, two INTs, 36 tackles for loss, 14 passes defensed, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Willis: In four seasons at Emporia State, totaled 127 receptions for 2,002 yards and 18 TDs…Garnered second-team All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association honors as a senior.

To make room on the roster, the Raiders have made the following transactions:

Waived the following players:

Casey, ChanceCB5-111901Baylor
Cobb, TerranceRB5-112201Cumberlands
Johnson, GusRB5-10215RStephen F. Austin
Kearney, VernonDB6-21851Lane
Mitchell, BraylonLB6-1233RArkansas

Waived/Injured the following player:

Gallon, JeremyWR5-81951Michigan

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