ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed LB John Lotulelei to the active roster from the practice squad, the club announced Friday. Lotulelei will wear No. 55.
Lotulelei has played in 18 games over his career with the Seattle Seahawks and Jacksonville Jaguars. He was originally signed by the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in April 2013. He played in two games in 2013 for Seattle before being waived and picked up by Jacksonville, appearing in 12 games for the Jaguars. He spent the entire 2014 season on the Jaguars' Reserve/Injured List before playing in two games earlier this season with the team. The Raiders signed him to their practice squad on Nov. 25.
The 5-foot-11, 235-pounder played in 25 games with 17 starts at UNLV, totaling 180 tackles (83 solo) and one forced fumble. He was named first-team All-Mountain West and UNLV Defensive Most Valuable Player in 2012 after starting all 13 games and registering 120 tackles
In a corresponding move, the Raiders have placed DE Mario Edwards Jr. on the Reserve/Injured List.