BREAKING NEWS: Oakland Raiders Improve Defensive Line Signing Perfect DT
The Oakland Raiders have signed Dan Williams /
The team did not reunite with veteran defensive tackle Dan Williams. Instead, they signed an undrafted free agent named Dan Williams, a wide receiver out of FCS Jackson State (Miss.).
Oakland’s decision to sign Williams was reported by T.J. Werre of WJTV in Jackson and confirmed by Jackson State offensive coordinator Chad Germany.
This Dan Williams actually goes by Daniel. He’s a 6-foot-2, 234-pound pass catcher who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.51 seconds, according to HeroSports.com. In four years at Jackson State, he caught 184 passes for 2,497 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Williams is one of several wide receivers who signed with the Raiders at wide receiver. Apparently, that’s a position in which the team is searching for a diamond in the rough.
Although it would be conceivable for the Raiders to reunite with the other Dan Williams at a reduced rate after cutting him last month, it does not seem as though the team has any intention of doing that. They used their third-round pick in this year’s draft on former UCLA defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes, who can be an upgrade at the position if he is able to rediscover the pre-torn-ACL form that made him a five-star recruit and a standout early in his collegiate career.
Meanwhile, the new Dan Williams will try to land a spot on the roster amid what projects to be a fierce wide receiver competition.