ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent WR De’Mornay Pierson-El, the club announced Thursday.
Pierson-El enters his first year with the Raiders, having most recently been with the Salt Lake Stallions in the American Alliance Football league. Before joining the AAF, Pierson-El spent time with the Washington Redskins after being signed by the club as an undrafted free agent, while also making a short stint with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.
During his time with the Stallions, the 5-foot-9, 195-pound wide receiver recorded 36 receptions for 414 yards (11.5 avg.) and one touchdown. Pierson-El’s receptions and receiving yards both led the team through eight contests.
A native of Alexandria, Va., Pierson-El played four seasons (2014-17) at Nebraska. He appeared in 43 games and recorded 100 receptions for 1,309 yards (13.1 avg.) and added 11 touchdown receptions, while also rushing 26 times for 67 yards.
In a corresponding move, the Raiders have waived WR Saeed Blacknall. A rookie this past season, Blacknall spent the majority of the 2018 campaign on the club’s practice squad and was signed as a reserve/future free agent this past January.