It appears that the Oakland Raiders have plucked away another member of the Washington Redskins. According to Chick Hernandez of CSN Washington, Rock Cartwright will join the Silver & Black.
News of this report also was posted on Pro Football Talk’s web site.
Cartwright played eight seasons in Washington after being drafted in the 7th round of the 2002 draft. He was released in early March.
The rusher has carried the ball 215 times for 889 yards with 6 touchdowns in his career. He’s an asset as a target out of the backfield with his 59-career catches for 55 yards and 2 scores. Cartwright’s versatility can help the Raiders, as he holds the Redskins’ single season kickoff return yards mark, with 64 attempts and 1,541 yards.
Oakland in 2009 struggled mightily finding a productive kickoff returner and have targeted the fullback spot as an area of need – a position that the 30-year old may be able to compete at.
SBReport.net sources have stated that the contract may be for one-season.
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