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Raiders Make Roster Moves


The Oakland Raiders announced four roster moves Tuedsay night. The Silver and Black re-signed C Samson Satele, and added tackles Stephon Heyer and Seth Wand, and G Justin Smiley.

The 6'3", 300-pound Satele was acquired by the Raiders in 2009 via a trade with the Miami Dolphins. He has played in 63 games with 59 starts since entering the NFL as a second round pick out of Hawaii. Satele has started 27 of 31 games since joining the Silver and Black in 2009 and was part of an offensive line that helped the Raiders rank second in the NFL in rushing last season.

Heyer,  6'6", 330 pounds, entered the NFL with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Maryland in 2007. He has played in 49 games with 33 starts.  He saw action in 12 games with five starts last season.

Smiley entered the NFL as a second round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2003 after playing college football at Alabama. The 6'3", 310-pounder has played in 88 games with 78 starts. He played for Miami from 2008-09 and spent the 2010 season with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Wand, 6'7", 330 pounds, spent the first three seasons of his career with the Houston Texans after the Texans selected him in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft. Wand played for the Tennessee Titans in 2006. He also played for the Raiders from 2007-08. He has played in 53 games with 18 starts.

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