Keelan Doss went to Alameda High. He grew up mere minutes from the Raiders' training facility, but never went inside until the team’s local pro day. That wasn’t the only day he’ll have a short commute.
The UC Davis receiver signed with hometown Raiders as an undrafted free agent oSaturday at the conclusion of the 2019 NFL Draft. Doss worked with head coach Jon Gruden and staff at the Senior Bowl, and made a good impression.
He’ll have an opportunity to build on that during the offseason program and training camp, trying to make the 53-man roster in a deep position group.
Doss announced his new team on Twitter, expressing disappointment at going undrafted along with excitement to play for his local team.
Preciate all the support from everyone! Things happen that’s out of my control but just know I’m more motivated now then ever. With that being said I’m happy to announce I’ll be signing with Raiders! Time to get to work!— ✨KeelanDoss✨ (@keelandoss) April 28, 2019
Doss is one of several undrafted free agents to join the Raiders. The Silver and Black don’t have a ton of spots, but will sign several and offer tryouts to others for next week’s rookie minicamp.
Here’s a list of undrafted players who have been signed and will try to make the 2019 roster:
-- Wisconsin FB Alec Ingold
More UDFA deals, per sources:— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 27, 2019
•New Mexico State LB Terrill Hanks with the #Dolphins
•Wisconsin FB Alec Ingold with the #Raiders
•Wyoming tight end Tyree Mayfield with the #49ers
•South Carolina G Zack Bailey with the #Bucs
-- Fordham CB Dylan Mabin
Raiders have agreed to terms with ex-Fordham CB Dylan Mabin, source said. Ran a 4.4 at his pro day. He and Browns CB Denzel Ward were high school teammates in Ohio.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) April 27, 2019
-- UCLA OL Andre James
More UDFA news: Colorado State WR Preston Williams, a non-Combine invite, is signing with the #Dolphins. ... #UNC DE Malik Carney to the #Lions ... McNeese State LB BJ Blunt to the #Redskins ... #UCF CB Rashard Causey to the #Falcons ... #UCLA OL Andre James to the #Raiders.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 27, 2019
-- Notre Dame LB Te'Von Coney
Notre Dame LB headed for Alameda. https://t.co/Dv85TMmNzV— Scott Bair (@BairNBCS) April 28, 2019
-- Alabama OL Lester Cotton Sr.
The Raiders are adding Alabama guard Lester Cotton as an undrafted free agent. Yet another national title game participant in the mix.— Scott Bair (@BairNBCS) April 27, 2019
-- South Carolina CB Keisean Nixon
South Carolina CB signing as an UDFA. https://t.co/Y6N3qRyLQh— Scott Bair (@BairNBCS) April 28, 2019
-- Penn State LB Koa Farmer
Penn State LB coming to the Raiders as an UDFA. Penn State alum Jason Cabinda made the most of his Raiders UDFA opportunity last year. https://t.co/inzA1CSjjl— Scott Bair (@BairNBCS) April 28, 2019
-- Louisville OL Lukayus McNeil