Originally published on Silver & Black Report on Feb. 12, 2014
General manager Reggie McKenzie and the Oakland Raiders announced on Wednesday that they have signed running back Kory Sheets.
Sheets last played with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League from 2012-13. In his two years in the CFL, the soon-to-be 29-year-old running back amassed 2,875 rushing yards (5.6 yards per carry) and 23 rushing touchdowns. He also added 781 receiving yards on 86 receptions with two touchdown receptions. Sheets also earned the 2013 Grey Cup Most Valuable Player award as he rushed for 197 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries in the Roughriders' victory over teh Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Sheets played four years at Purdue (2005-2008) and finished second in school history with 3,341 rushing yards while also finishing with a school-record 48 rushing touchdowns.
Following his four-year tenure at Purdue, Sheets joined the San Francisco 49er's as an undrafted free agent in 2009 before he was signed to the Miami Dolphins' active roster. The 5-foot-11, 208-pound running back appeared in two games and rushed just once for five yards while with the Dolphins from 2009-2010. Sheets also spent time on the Carolina Panthers' practice squad in 2011.
The Raiders could use all the looks at running back that they can get with the possible departure of Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings to free agency.