Raiders Announce Undrafted Free Agent Signings


RB George Atkinson III signs his contract in the Hall of Fame Room at the Raiders Alameda, Calif., facility. Photo by Tony Gonzales.

The Oakland Raiders have signed the following 11 undrafted free agents, General Manager Reggie McKenzie announced on Friday.

Atkinson III, GeorgeRB6-1218Notre Dame
Coles, D.J.WR6-3225Virginia Tech
Davis, MikeWR6-0189Texas
Fields, CarlosLB6-1238Winston-Salem State
Grigsby, NoelWR5-10185San Jose State
Kistler, DanT6-7315Montana
Ladson, ErleT6-6346Delaware
Murphy, JakeTE6-4249Utah
Roberts, SethWR6-2196West Alabama
Simonson, ScottTE6-5249Assumption
Williams, KarlFB6-0244Utah


Atkinson III: **Played three seasons at Notre Dame, appearing in 37 games for the Fighting Irish. He totaled 943 rushing yards on 153 attempts and 10 touchdowns over his career. His Father, George, spent 10 seasons (1968-77) as a standout safety for the Silver and Black.

Coles:Finished his collegiate career with 64 receptions for 894 yards and nine touchdowns in 50 games over his four-year tenure at Virginia Tech.

Davis:Played four years at Texas, finishing fourth on the school's all-time receptions list (200), fourth in receiving yards (2,753) and fifth in receiving TDs (18). He appeared in 49 games with 38 starts during his tenure.

Fields:Played three years at Winston-Salem State, earning Co-Defensive Player of the Year honors in the CIAA his senior season. His career totals include 47 games played with 321 tackles (183 solo), eight sacks and five interceptions.

Grigsby:Played five seasons locally at San Jose State, appearing in 40 games. He finished his career as the school's all-time leader with 3,121 receiving yards on 237 receptions and 17 touchdowns. He also set the school' single-season record with 89 receptions as a sophomore in 2011.

Kistler:Played in 48 career games with 42 starts at tackle and guard over four seasons at Montana, earning All-Big Sky Conference first-team selections his junior and senior year.

Ladson:Appeared in 48 career games with 23 starts at tackle over his four-year career at Delaware. He started the final 23 games of his career.

Murphy:Played in 30 career games with 14 starts over three years at Utah. His career totals include 63 receptions for 830 yards and 10 TDs and was an honorable All-Pac 12 mention in 2012.

Roberts:Played two seasons at West Alabama, finishing with 62 receptions for 1,169 yards and 13 touchdowns. He led the team with 12 touchdown receptions and 857 yards in 2013.

Simonson:Played four seasons at Assumption, earning Northeast-10 All-Conference selections his junior and senior seasons. He caught 39 passes for 604 yards and five touchdowns as a senior.

Williams:Played in 36 games with five starts over three seasons at Utah. He rushed 15 times for 51 yards his senior season.

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