By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 11:42 am in Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders announced the signing of cornerback Joselio Hanson Wednesday, the third cornerback added to the roster in a week.
Hanson was signed as a slot corner by Oakland last season but ended up out of position and starting five games on the outside because of injuries.
The Associated Press first reported Hanson’s return Tuesday, citing his agent, Jeff Nalley.
The Raiders signed cornerback Tracy Harper on April 3 and Mike Jenkins Tuesday to go along with Chimdi Chekwa, Brandian Ross, Phillip Adams and converted running running back Taiwan Jones at corner.
Hanson becomes the third Raiders unrestricted free agent to come back to the team, joining Khalif Barnes, Andre Carter.
With salary cap space dwindling, the Raiders are at a point where it will be difficult to make many moves for players other than those at or near minimum wage _ Hanson probably qualifies _ unless they restructure running back Darren McFadden.
The Raiders primary focus is on adding players through the NFL draft, April 25-27.
At present the Raiders have selections in the first (third overall), third and fourth rounds, three in the sixth round and one in the seventh round.