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Raiders sign Jalin Marshall, former AAF wide receiver, to talented group

Raiders sign Jalin Marshall, former AAF wide receiver, to talented group

The Raiders added another receiver to the mix by signing Jalin Marshall, he announced on Tuesday.

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Marshall can play all receiver positions and offers some return ability to the group. He also has some NFL experience, after spending two-plus seasons with the New York Jets. He was on the active roster in 2016 and the practice squad in 2017, but was released last spring.

The Ohio State product played for the now-defunct AAF’s Orlando Apollos earlier this year, and scored the league’s first touchdown.

Marshall, like most young receivers, has an uphill climb to the regular-season roster though he will be given a fair shake during the offseason program and training camp.

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The Raiders have plenty of talent at his position with Antonio Brown and Tyrell Willams as roster locks.

Returner Dwayne Harris is essentially set to make a possible six-man receiver corps. Fifth-round receiver Hunter Renfrow is also in the mix with J.J. Nelson, undrafted free agent Keelan Doss and second-year pro Marcell Ateman.

Raiders' three top position battles entering 2020 NFL training camp

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Raiders' three top position battles entering 2020 NFL training camp

With training camp two months away, the Raiders already are pretty much set with their offensive and defensive starting lineups. Yes, camp always creates a surprise or two, and the Raiders would welcome any sort of competition across the lineup to raise the level of play.

But if you assume first-round pick Henry Ruggs gets a starting nod at wide receiver and that free agent pickups Cory Littleton (LB), Nick Kwiatkoski (LB), Damarious Randall (S) and Maliek Collins (DT) do the same at their positions, it means only a few big battles loom for starting jobs.

Here is a look at three:

Cornerback

With Travon Mullen solidifying himself as a starter at one cornerback, the Raiders go to training camp needing to find a starter at the other cornerback spot.

SEE RAIDERS' THREE KEY POSITION BATTLES AT REVIEW-JOURNAL