ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent G Jonathan Cooper, the club announced Monday.
Cooper signs with the Raiders after five NFL seasons with the Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals. He has appeared in 46 career games with 31 starts. Cooper originally entered the league with the Cardinals as a first-round draft pick (seventh overall) in 2013.
Last season, the 6-foot-2, 308-pounder started all four games he appeared in for Washington after spending the offseason with the San Francisco 49ers.
Cooper set a career high with 14 games played in 2015 with Arizona and started all 13 games he appeared in during his lone season with Dallas in 2017.
A native of Wilmington, N.C., Cooper started a school-record 48 games for North Carolina at left guard. A three-time All-ACC selection, Cooper earned first-team All-American honors as a senior and was named the recipient of the 2012 Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the best lineman in the ACC.
In a corresponding move, the Raiders have waived WR Montay Crockett.