By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, July 12th, 2010 at 2:14 pm in Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders announced the signing of cornerback Walter McFadden on their Twitter account Monday, as well as on Raiders.com
A fifth-round draft pick out of Auburn (No. 138 overall), McFadden will be given a chance to win a job as a nickel back, according to coach Tom Cable.
McFadden is the third draft pick to sign, following third-round pick Jared Veldheer and fourth-rounder Bruce Campbell, both offensive linemen.
According to a source familiar with defensive lineman Lamarr Houston, contract talks are expected to begin this week.
Others in the draft class include middle linebacker Rolando McClain (first round, eighth overall), wide receiver Jacoby Ford (fourth round, No. 108), linebacker Travis Goethel (sixth round, No. 190), cornerback Jeremy Ware (seventh, No. 215) and safety Stevie Brown (seventh, No. 215).
The Raiders historically are one of the NFL’s better teams at getting players signed and in to camp on time, with you-know-who the notable exception.
Last year’s top pick, wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, missed the first practice but was good to go for the afternoon session.