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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 sign wide receiver De'Mornay Pierson-El, who last played in AAF

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Raiders sign wide receiver De'Mornay Pierson-El, who last played in AAF

The Alliance of American Football crashed and burned, but the league's players are finding homes in the NFL.

De'Mornay Pierson-El is the latest to do so.

The Raiders on Monday signed the wide receiver who last played for the Salt Lake Stallions.

On the same day Seth Roberts became a Raven, the Raiders added a player who possibly could step into the slot.

Pierson-El is a smaller wide receiver at 5-foot-9 and 190 pounds. Over eight games, he led the Stallions in receptions (36) and yards (414).

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As a senior at Nebraska in 2017, Pierson-El finished the year with 45 receptions for 623 yards and five touchdowns. He also had three punt-return touchdowns as a freshman.