Raiders Blog and Q&A

News, observations and reader questions about the Oakland Raiders

May 2, 2007
Free-agent signings

For those of you wondering, here’s the list of rookie free agents signed by the Raiders. You probably found some of these names if you bothered to search the web because you were dying to know who the Raiders will bring to training camp.

Larry Brown, DT, Oklahoma State, 6-foot-3, 295 pounds. An area of need the Raiders didn’t address in the draft.

Kyle Shotwell, LB, Cal Poly SLO, 6-foot-1, 230 pounds. Won the Buck Buchanan Award as the top defensive player in Division I-AA football.

Marquis Cole, CB, Northwestern, 5-foot-10, 195 pounds. Touted as the Wildcats fastest player with a sub 4.3 second 40-yard dash time.

Kenny Patton, CB, Hawaii, 6-foot, 184 pounds. Played receiver and cornerback for the Warriors, but was injured much of last season.

Chris McFoy, WR, USC, 6-foot-1, 200 pounds. I know you’re shocked Lane Kiffin would give one of his old USC receivers a look.

J.J. Milan, LS/LB, 6-foot-5, 270 pounds. Played defensive line in college, but might find his niche on special teams.

Eddie Keele, T, Brigham Young, 6-foot-6, 314 pounds. No surprise, another offensive lineman. He missed nine games with a knee injury.

My (very) early guess, Shotwell and Milan could be the finds of this bunch. Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan loves to mix and match lineups and both could provide the Raiders different looks.
--Jason Jones

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About Raiders Blog and Q&A

Matt Kawahara was born in Sacramento and attended McClatchy High School and UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the independent student paper The Daily Californian. He graduated from Cal in 2010 and started at The Sacramento Bee as a summer intern. He joined The Bee's sports staff in fall 2011.

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