By Steve Corkran
Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at 1:36 pm in Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders announced the signing of veteran defensive lineman Dave Tollefson on Saturday. We reported last night that Tollefson reached agreement with the Raiders and the details were in the process of being finalized.
NFL.com reported that Tollefson signed a two-year contract that guarantees Tollefson $1.5 million and has the potential for a $3 million payout.
Tollefson, 29, is listed as a defensive end by the Raiders. However, he is versatile enough to play outside linebacker, end and defensive tackle, as he did for the New York Giants the past five seasons.
Tollefson also will play a key role on Oakland’s special teams, a role he fulfilled to great success with the Giants.
Tollefson takes the place of departed veteran end Trevor Scott, who signed with the New England Patriots. It’s still conceivable that the Raiders will re-sign veteran end Jarvis Moss at some point.