Originally published on SBReport.net on May 13, 2013
The Oakland Raiders announced the addition of eight players to the roster just a day after the completion of their rookie mini-camp.
Reggie McKenzie announced the signing of seven free agents, along with one player claimed off of waivers. All seven of the free agents signed participated in the rookie mini-camp on a tryout basis.
The free agents signed were cornerback Chance Casey-Thomas (Baylor), linebacker Eric Harper (Grambling State), wide receiver Greg Jenkins (Alabama State), tight end Jeron Mastrud (Kansas State), defensive end Ryan Robinson (Oklahoma State), center Andrew Robiskie, and cornerback Mitchell White (Michigan State).
McKenzie also chose to claim third-year wide receiver Andre Holmes off of waivers. Holmes played with Raiders current starting left tackle Jared Veldheer while at Hillsdale before entering the NFL as an un-drafted free agent. Holmes has just seven games played, recording just two receptions for 11 yards.
Jenkins is a former quarterback converted to wide receiver and compiled over 2,000 yards and 17 touchdowns at Alabama State.
Robiskie is son of former NFL running back Terry Robiskie, who currently coaches wide receivers with the Atlanta Falcons. Andrew's brother, Brian Robiskie, is currently a wide receiver for the Detroit Lions.
Mastrud has NFL experience after orginally signing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2010. Mastrud was then signed to the Miami Dolphins' active roster and hauled in just one reception for eight yards in his three years with the Dolphins.
In order to make room for the signings, the Raiders waived CB Adrian Bushell, C Deveric Gallington, DB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, TE Mickey Shuler and LS Adam Steiner.