Raiders continue to tweak roster

The Oakland Raiders have announced three more roster moves as they attempt to rebuild a secondary decimated by injuries.

With starting cornerbacks Ron Bartell and Shawntae Spencer out with injuries, general manager Reggie McKenzie signed cornerback Brandian Ross off of the Green Bay Packers’ practice squad.

Ross began the 2012 season on the Packers’ active roster but was waived when Green Bay activated linebacker Erik Walden.

Ross signed with the Packers as a non-drafted free agent in 2011 after playing college ball at Youngstown State.

In addition to signing Ross, the Raiders also signed two new players for their practice squad: defensive back Akwasi Owusu-Ansah and bringing back defensive tackle Vaughn Meatoga.

Owusu-Ansah entered the league as a fourth-round pick for the Dallas Cowboys in 2010 and has played in 14 games with Dallas and Jacksonville from 2010-2011. Owusu-Ansah has kick-return experience, returning 28 career kickoffs for 599 yards (21.4 yard average) and six punts for 47 yards (7.8 yard average).

Meatoga was previously on the practice squad with the Raiders before being waived on Sept. 12 after spending training camp with the Cincinnati Bengals as a non-drafted free agent out of the University of Hawaii.

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Author: Chris McClain

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