ALAMEDA -- Making an NFL team is tough enough when playing one position.
So imagine being Fred Wakefield.
He was signed by the Raiders last year to play tight end. He began playing defensive line in the offseason and was switched to the offensive line during training camp.
Today, he's back working with the defensive line.
The Raiders need a wide receiver. Wakefield has two career receptions and he's wearing No. 87.
(Those two catches would be fourth among active Raider receivers.)
Where will line up next?
LB Robert Thomas (knee) won't play Friday in Seattle so the team re-signed rookie LB Shane Simmons. He was with the team in the offseason and was cut before training camp. QB Jeff Otis was waived to make room for Simmons.
The Raiders recent signings aren't about adding the competition Lane Kiffin is seeking. They're mostly about having enough bodies to make it through Friday night.
FB Luke Lawton is the one signing that might be around after final cuts on Saturday.
*CB DeAngelo Hall was at practice today without a cast on his right hand. He caught a few passes during a drill.
*S Tyvon Branch is still wearing a cast. He was able to catch the ball today, something he'd grimaced while doing last week.