ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free-agent K Giorgio Tavecchio, the club announced Tuesday.
Tavecchio spent time with the Raiders last preseason after he was claimed via waivers from the Detroit Lions on Aug. 26. He played in one preseason game for Oakland, connecting on 2-of-2 field-goal attempts, both from 47 yards out, against Seattle.
The 5-foot-10, 182-pounder spent time in training camp with the San Francisco 49ers (2012), Green Bay Packers (2013) and Lions (2014) prior to joining the Silver and Black. Tavecchio played in 46 games for at the University of California and finished his career with 256 points, ranking fifth on the school's all-time scoring list and fourth among kickers. He converted 48-of-64 (75 percent) field goal attempts and 112-of-120 (93.3 percent) PATs during his three years, ranking third in both all-time made field goals and extra points made.