BREAKING NEWS: Raiders Sign Replacement For Injured Safety Obi Melifonwu
The Raiders made a move at safety Tuesday, signing Erik Harris in the wake of placing Obi Melifonwu on injured reserve. Melifonwu as of late underwent knee surgery, as indicated by a report from Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal prior in the day.
Harris joins the Raiders in the wake of spending the 2016 season with the Saints, seeing action in four games. He beforehand played three seasons (2013-15) for the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats, making 79 tackles, three interceptions, three sacks and four bobble recoveries in 42 games. Harris was waived by the Saints on Friday.
Oakland likewise signed linebacker Xavier Woodson-Luster, placing offensive lineman Denver Kirkland on injured reserve in a comparing move.
Woodson-Luster rejoins the Raiders subsequent to being waived by the club Sept. 2. He initially signed with Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Arkansas State in May and went through training camp with the team. Woodson-Luster appeared in 47 games with 37 starts at Arkansas State, completing his career as the school’s unsurpassed leader with 293 tackles.