With backup middle linebacker Travis Goethel heading to the injured reserve, the Raiders front office added veteran linebacker Omar Gaither to the roster.
The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Gaither has played in 77 games, including 40 starts with the Philadelphia Eagles and Carolina Panthers. Overall, Gaither has has played in six combined seasons since entering the NFL as the Eagles’ fifth-round draft pick out of the University of Tennessee.
Throughout his six seasons in the NFL, Gaither has accumulated 393 tackles, six sacks, 25 passes defenced, two interceptions and one forced fumble.
The announcement of Goethel being put on the injured reserve means that he will have only appeared in 16 games in three seasons after missing all of last year following a year in which he only appeared in eight games.