Originally published on SBReport.net on Sept. 25, 2012
Wide receiver Tori Gurley tweeted Tuesday that he is officially a Raider.
Gurley, who's twitter handle is @TGurley81, tweeted the following:
"I'm officially an Oakland Raider!!! So blessed & thankful to be in the NFL"
Gurley last played for the Minnesota Vikings but originally got his first job in the NFL when he signed with the Green Bay Packers as an non-drafted free agent last season.
He was then part of the Packers 53-man roster cuts before signing to the Minnesota Vikings practice squad on Sept. 1.
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has brought in numerous players from his former team, the Green Bay Packers.
It's not surprising to see the Raiders looking at wide receivers after injuries to their young wide receiving corps. With Jacoby Ford already out for the season and Darrius Heyward-Bey out for an unspecified time with a neck injury and concussion, the Raiders need some added depth at the position.
While he has not hauled in a reception at the NFL level, Gurley hauled in 75 receptions for 905 yards and six touchdowns in two years at the University of South Carolina.