After a preseason game where the Raiders backup offensive line got routinely beat around by the Rams, the Raiders made a move on Monday. The move, re-signing UDFA OT Devery Hamilton, at least gets some new blood in the team. In a corresponding move, the Raiders released CB Rasual Douglas, G Parker Ehinger, and P Corliss Waitman.
Of course, this will likely not be a season-defining move. Hamilton is a UDFA offensive tackle from Duke and Stanford who fits the Raiders’ preferred physical profile. At 6-foot-6 and 311 pounds, he is a mountain of a man. In his college days, Hamilton appeared in 38 games and made 21 starts. He was originally signed in May, but spent all of training camp on the non-football injury list.
With just one preseason game left, Hamilton will have to really send a message to make the team and is likely fighting for a practice squad spot. The odds of securing one are decent due to the lack of depth behind starters Alex Leatherwood and Kolton Miller. The Raiders will hope they don’t have to play Hamilton in 2021, but he’s an intriguing depth piece.
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