Raiders sign K Waters


The Raiders signed kicker Swayze Waters, according to the transactions page on Raiders.com.

Waters, 5-11, 180 pounds out of Alabama-Birmingham, was an emergency fill-in during camp last year for the Detroit Lions because of an injury to Jason Hanson and was eventually replaced by Billy Cundiff. He was also a punter in college _ averaging 41.4 yards per punt.

A fill-in is all he’ll be with the Raiders. Being able to both kickoff and punt means he can replace both Shane Lechler and Sebastian Janikowski during all non-mandatory offseason workouts. Neither of the regular kickers puts in much of an appearance in the offseason.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Chris in NY

    Scratch T.O. Don’t think it’ll happen and I’m not sure who I’d cut of our young guys at that position to make room. Under the above scenarios, here’s our Week 1 starting lineups:

    QB- Gradkowski/Russell/Kafka
    RB- McFadden/Bush/Gerhart
    FB- Conner
    WR- Murphy/DHB/N. Miller
    WR- Schilens/Ajirotutu/JLH
    TE- Z. Miller/Myers/Reece
    LT- Henderson/Walker
    LG- Gallery/Morris
    C- Mawae/Satele
    RG- Carter/Carlisle
    RT- Campbell/Barnes

    DE- Seymour/Richardson
    DT- Cody/Jackson/Ivey
    DT- Kelly/Bryant/Neal
    DE- Shaughnessy
    OLB- Wimbley/Norris
    MLB- Morrison/Brown/Ekejuba
    OLB- Howard/Bowman
    CB- Nnamdi/Routt
    CB- Johnson/Walker (or other FA)
    FS- Huff/Eugene
    SS- Branch/Mitchell

    K- Janikowski
    P- Lechler
    LS- Condo

  • AIG,

    Don’t get the game. Even if I bought the baseball package, as I realized a few years back, Vegas is in this nowhere land where the Dodger, Angels, A’s, Giants, Rockies and Diamondback games are all blacked out.

    So I follow on-line.

    Suzuki an all-star? Mauer and Victor Martinez have that pretty much sewed up in the AL.

  • KoolKell Says:
    April 13th, 2010 at 9:03 pm
    If the Raiders weren’t drafting would Cambell make the top 20?


    Depends on how many tackles are taken, but I think realistically he should go in the 18-25 range.

    Just like DHB.

    Al is like Santa Claus to these guys.

  • jhill

    Campbell has a basketball background. I think the only thing this kid is lacking is experience. Long arms, good feet, excellent strength.

    Is DHB really the reason we won’t draft him?

  • 17 career starts in college all at LT.

  • Just like DHB, Green.

  • Campbell has 7 starts as a Soph. 9 starts in a injury plagued Junior season, without any ACC accomplishments.

    Moving him or Henderson to RT, Campbell’s never played RT.

    The Raiders need to get off to a strong start this season.

  • aig


    try channelsurfing.net you get everything on there. You’re right about the catcher position but there is a lot of expectations for Suzuki this year.

  • priesttj


    You are so freakin stupid when it comes o football is shocking. Just repost like you always do, that way no one knows it. Gawd!! you’re ignorant.