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Raiders Place Edwards Jr. on Reserve/Injured; Add Two to Practice Squad


The Oakland Raiders have signed the following two players to their practice squad, the club announced Monday. Additionally, the Raiders have placed DE Mario Edwards Jr. on the Reserve/Injured List.

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Exp. College
Fanaika, Jason DE 6-3 270 R Utah
Grant, Curtis LB 6-2 240 1 Ohio State

Fanaika: Originally signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent, May 6, 2016…Waived by 49ers, August 30, 2016…Appeared in 26 games (18 starts) and registered 88 tackles and nine sacks in two seasons at Utah…Transferred from Utah State after the 2012 season…Played in 21 games (five starts), recording 29 tackles and one sack at Utah State…Native of Pleasant Grove, Utah.

Grant: Originally signed with the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent, May 2, 2015…Waived by Chargers, Sept. 30, 2015…Signed by Atlanta Falcons to practice squad, Dec. 15, 2015…Signed by Tennessee Titans as a free agent, April 1, 2016…Waived by Titans, Sept. 2, 2016…Played four years at Ohio State, totaling 131 tackles and 3.5 sacks…Was a co-captain for the Buckeyes in 2014 as the team won the BCS National Championship…Native of Richmond, Va.

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