By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, July 19th, 2010 at 12:45 pm in Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders have signed fourth-round draft pick Jacoby Ford, a wide receiver out of Clemson who will also compete as a return specialist, according to their Twitter account and team Web site.
Draft picks still to be signed are first-round pick Rolando McClain, second-round selection Lamarr Houston and seventh-round choice Stevie Brown.
Probably of bigger consequence than the Ford signing _ for Week 1, anyway _ is that Tennessee has reportedly reached an agreement which would ensure running back Chris Johnson reports to trainnig camp on time.
That means barring injury, Johnson and his 2,000-plus yards should be available to take dead aim on the NFL’s 29th-ranked run defense, although Oakland has made some bold moves to upgrade in that area.