By Steve Corkran
Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at 1:02 pm in Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders placed rookie cornerback Chimdi Chekwa on the injured-reserve list today. That means he is through for the season as a result of a hamstring injury that lingered for most of the season.
The Raiders signed second-year cornerback Bryan McCann to take Chekwa’s place on the 53-man roster. McCann worked out for the Raiders on Monday and made enough of an impression to earn a call back today.
McCann, 24, played in nine games for the Dallas Cowboys in 2010 and two this season. Most recently, he was with the Baltimore Ravens, where he appeared in three games this season.
The highlight of McCann’s brief NFL career came last season, when he intercepted a pass and returned it 101 yards for a touchdown.
Chekwa played in Oakland’s first four games, including a start against the New England Patriots. He suffered a hamstring injury against the Patriots that he never recovered from.
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