ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed DB Dewey McDonaldto the active roster from the practice squad, the club announced Tuesday.
McDonald has played in 14 games over his career with the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots, and appeared in three postseason games with Indianapolis in 2014. He was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent in May 2014, and he appeared in 12 games with Indianapolis as a rookie and ranked second on the team with 13 special teams tackles. McDonald played in one game in 2015 for Indianapolis before being waived and claimed by the Patriots in October 2015. He made one appearance with New England before being waived and signed to the Raiders' practice squad earlier this month.
The 6-foot, 220-pounder played one season at California University of Pennsylvania in 2013 after transferring from Fairmont State. He finished his collegiate career with 12 interceptions, including five as a freshman. As a senior captain with the Vulcans, McDonald earned first-team PSAC West honors by tallying a career-best 89 tackles, six tackles for loss, three interceptions (all returned for touchdowns) and eight passes defensed.
Additionally, the Raiders have signed DB Chris Hackett and G Cole Manhart to the practice squad.