The Raiders are set to start playing in Las Vegas during the 2020 NFL season after decades playing in Oakland.
They’ll give a kid connected to both markets a shot to make the squad.
They signed hybrid linebacker/safety Javin White out of UNLV as an undrafted free agent on Saturday, the football program confirmed on social media. White is an Oakland native who went to McClymonds High and played linebacker, safety and cornerback during his career with the Rebels.
He stands 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds and could’ve been a late-round pick in the recently concluded NFL draft, but got to pick is destination and chose to stay close to school. In fact, both the Raiders and UNLV will start playing in the brand-new Allegiant Stadium being built just off the Las Vegas Strip.
White is one of a few undrafted players to agree on terms with the Raiders in undrafted free agency. The Silver and Black don’t have many spots available, they’ll add several in this frenzied time right after the NFL draft. Bookmark our Raiders undrafted free agent track for updates on new additions to the squad.
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Here are the undrafted players committed to joining the Raiders:
-- K Dominik Elerbe, Utah State (USU Football): The Raiders planned to bring in some competition for Daniel Carlson, who set the franchise record for field-goal accuracy in a season in 2018 and struggled far more the following year. Elerbe should provide that after hitting 87.5 percent of his field goals last season. He can kick in any weather and as a solid leg for deep shots and kickoffs. It's fair to say Carlson's the clear frontrunner here, but he could be pushed in the preseason for the regular-season gig. That's what happened at punter last year, and the Raiders are better for having A.J. Cole over Johnny Townsend.
-- LB/S Javin White, UNLV (UNLV Football)
-- WR George Mariner, Utah State (USU Football)
-- LS Liam McCullough, Ohio State (Columbus Dispatch)
-- DT Mike Panasiuk, Michigan State (NFL Draft Diamonds)
-- TE Nick Bowers, Penn State (PSU Football)
-- CB Madre Harper, Southern Illinois (SIU Football): Super talented athlete with some technical issues that must be worked out.
-- OL Kamaal Seymour, Rutgers (Rutgers Football)
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