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Raiders sign Kaluka Maiava, Pat Sims

Kaluka Maiava

Cleveland Browns’ Kaluka Maiava plays against the Cincinnati Bengals during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)


The Raiders signed linebacker Kaluka Maiava, defensive tackle Pat Sims and defensive end Jason Hunter, the club said Wednesday.

The club also announced the re-signing of defensive back Coye Francies, who appeared in 15 games for the Raiders a season ago.

The 26-year-old Maiava started 13 games for Cleveland in 2012, notching 53 tackles. A source tells PFT Maiava received a three-year, $6 million deal from Oakland.

Sims, 27, joins the Raiders after five seasons with the Bengals. He has primarily been a reserve the last two seasons.

Hunter, 29, missed the 2012 season with a triceps injury. He was previously with Denver. He has recorded 11 sacks since entering the league in 2006.