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Raiders add DL to 53-man roster

Posted by Chris Brown on December 3, 2016 – 4:48 pm

Down a starting DT in Stacy McGee and a backup DT Darius Latham due to injury, the Raiders addressed their shortage on their defensive line Saturday.

Oakland called DL Branden Jackson up to the active roster from their practice squad and officially placed CB DJ Hayden on the Reserve/Injured List.

Jackson originally signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent after participating on a tryout basis at the team’s rookie mini-camp. After participating in the offseason program and training camp with the team, he was waived on Sept. 3 and signed to the practice squad the next day, where he spent the first 12 weeks of the regular season.

The 6-foot-4, 268-pounder played four years at Texas Tech, seeing action in 51 games with 38 starts. Jackson totaled 138 tackles (97 solo), 11 sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and seven passes defensed.


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