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.