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Oakland Raiders sign six undrafted free agents, release two others


Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Saeed Blacknall (13) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Wisconsin Badgers in the second half of play in the 2016 Big Ten Football Championship Game on December 3, 2016 in Indianapolis. File photo by John Sommers II/UPI | License Photo
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The Oakland Raiders announced the signing of six undrafted free agents, including two from Penn State, wide receiver Saeed Blacknall and linebacker Jason Cabinda.

The others are tight end Marcus Baugh of Ohio State, center Alex Officer of Pittsburgh, fullback Nick Sharga of Temple and kicker Eddy Pineiro of Florida.

 The 6-foot-1, 243-pound Cabinda finished his career ranked ninth on Penn State's all-time list with 286 tackles (115 solo), including six career sacks, and also had three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, 11 passes defensed and one interception.

Blacknall (6-foot-1, 243) had 50 career receptions for 979 yards and seven touchdowns with the Nittany Lions.

Baugh (6-foot-4, 247) had 55 receptions for 607 yards and eight touchdowns for the Buckeyes.

Officer (6-foot-3, 331) played center and both guard spots in 51 games at Pitt, including 48 starts, the last 46 in a row.

Sharga (6-foot-1, 241) played fullback and linebacker at Temple, rushing for 150 yards on 21 carries with one touchdown in his career, and added two receptions for six yards. He also made 30 career tackles (16 solo) with one tackle for a loss.

Pineiro (6-foot, 185) kicked for two years at Florida, making 38-of-43 field goal attempts, including 29 of his last 30, and had a streak of 16 straight to end his career.

The Raiders also released/non-football illness defensive end Armonty Bryant and waived/failed physical linebacker Cory James.


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