UPDATE: Raiders confirm Chad Jackson signing, as well as WR Shawn Bayes and FB Bryson Kelly. Looking for healthy bodies to face Arizona and rest potential starters as much as possible . .
Chad Jackson, a former second-round draft pick by the New England Patriots out of Florida, has signed with the Raiders, according to the Twitter account of his agent, David Canter.
Jackson played for the New England Patriots in 2006-07, the Denver Broncos in 2008-09, spent time with the Bills organization although not part of the 53-man roster in 2009, and was with the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL last year.
Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey has yet to participate in any team sessions during practice with an undisclosed injury, participating in some drills, and Louis Murphy has also missed practices of late with an undisclosed injury. Undrafted rookie free agent Derrick Jones went down Friday with an Achilles’ tear.
Jackson has 14 career catches for 173 yards and three touchdowns.