Silver Spotlight: Desmond Bryant

DESMOND BRYANT DEFENSIVE LINEMAN No: 90 Height: 6-5 Weight: 290 Birth date: 12/15/1985 College: HARVARD Acquired: Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2009 Desmond Bryant is the 29th player out of Harvard to see action in the NFL. Over the last few seasons, the defensive lineman has evolved into a talented reserve that has been plugged-in during times of need. Bryant went from an undrafted rookie who was up against the odds, to...

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Silver Spotlight: Nick Miller

NICK MILLER WIDE RECEIVER/RETURNER No: 89 Height: 5-9 Weight: 180 Birth date: 03/29/1987 College: Southern Utah Acquired: Signed as a free agent in 2009 In his rookie season, Oakland Raiders specialist Nick Miller spent most of his campaign inactive after he was diagnosed with shin splints and later with a tibia fracture. The Silver & Black waited till December to place him on injured reserve after performing well in  training...

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Silver Spotlight: John Owens

JOHN OWENS TIGHT END No: 86 Height: 6-3 Weight: 255 Birth date: 01/10/1980 College: Notre Dame Acquired: Signed as a free agent in 2010 Nine-year veteran John Owens signed with the Oakland Raiders during the 2010 off-season. Primarily a blocking tight end, the 30-year old will try to earn a spot on the roster competing against Tony Stewart. Oakland wants to free up Zach Miller more and add some bulk to the edge of the offensive line...

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Silver Spotlight: Charlie Frye

CHARLIE FRYE QUARTERBACK No: 3 Height: 6-4 Weight: 220 Birth date: 08/28/1981 College: Akron Acquired: Signed as a free agent on June 8, 2009 The Cleveland Browns selected Charlie Frye with the 67th overall choice in the 2005 NFL draft. That season, he made his debut in week-13 versus the Jacksonville Jaguars and set a club rookie record with a 136.7 passer rating. A few weeks later, he led Cleveland to a 9-7 win against the Oakland...

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Silver Spotlight: Stanford Routt

STANFORD ROUTT CORNERBACK No: 26 Height: 6-1 Weight: 195 Birth date: 07/26/1983 College: HOUSTON Acquired: Selected in the 2nd round (38th overall) of the 2005 NFL draft Stanford Routt has been a starter and reserve player for the Oakland Raiders since he entered the league in 2005. Prior to playing at the pro level, Routt was a track and football performer in Houston and his 4.25 40-yard dash time at the Combine caught the eye of the...

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Silver Spotlight: Chris Johnson

CHRIS JOHNSON CORNERBACK No: 37 Height: 6-1 Weight: 200 Birth date: 09/25/1979 College: LOUISVILLE Acquired: Signed as a free agent on March 19, 2007 In February of 2009, the Oakland Raiders re-signed cornerback Chris Johnson to a four-year deal worth $11.3 million. Johnson cashed in on his three interceptions, 12 passes defended and forced fumble after replacing the dumped DeAngelo Hall midway through the 2008 season. His man-to-man...

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