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Raiders announce undrafted free-agent signings

By Steve Corkran
Monday, April 29th, 2013 at 4:13 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders bolstered their roster on the heels of the NFL draft by signing 14 players that went undrafted.
During the three-round, seven-round draft last week, the Raiders added 10 players. Soon thereafter, they added the following 14:
Linebacker Billy Boyko (Lehigh), defensive back Adrian Bushnell (Louisville), punter Bobby Cowan (Idaho), center Deveric Gallington (Texas Tech), safety Shelton Johnson (Wisconsin), tight end Brian Leonhardt (Bemidji State), guard Lamar Mady (Youngstown State), wide receivers Sam McGuffie (Rice) and Conner Vernon (Duke), QB Kyle Padron (Eastern Washington), defensive tackle Kurt Taufa’asau (Wyoming), offensive tackle John Wetzel (Boston College), running back Deonte Williams (Cal Poly) and long-snapper Adam Steiner (Akron).
Here’s brief bios on the newest Raiders.

Billy Boyko (6-2, 240) LB – Lehigh: Played four years at Lehigh, playing in 41 games. He played in 11 games with 10 starts as a senior, leading the team with 104 tackles (53 solo).

Adrian Bushell (5-10, 190) DB – Louisville: Played two years at Louisville after also playing at Cedar Valley Community College and Florida. He posted 62 tackles (45 solo) and one interception as a senior at Louisville.

Bobby Cowan (6-4, 220) P – Idaho: Played four years at Idaho, becoming Idaho’s all-time leading punter with an average of 44.7 yards per punt. He punted 70 times as a senior, averaging 43.1 yards per attempt.

Deveric Gallington (6-3, 315) C – Texas Tech: Finished collegiate career making 38 consecutive starts on the offensive line. He started all 13 games as a senior and helped the team rush for 1,674 yards, the most for Texas Tech since 1998.

Shelton Johnson (6-0, 197) S – Wisconsin: Saw action in 46 games with 23 starts in four years at Wisconsin. He played in 11 games with 10 starts as a senior in 2012, and recorded four interceptions as a junior in 2011.

Brian Leonhardt (6-5, 255) TE – Bemidji State: Played four years at Bemidji State. He ranked third on the team with 25 receptions for 343 yards and three touchdowns as a senior.

Lamar Mady (6-2, 315) G – Youngstown State: Played two years at Youngstown State after transferring from Butler County Community College. He started all 11 games as a senior in 2012.

Sam McGuffie (5-10, 200) WR – Rice: Played three years at Rice after transferring from Michigan. He became first Rice player with 1,000 career yards in both rushing and receiving. As a senior, he totaled 54 receptions for 603 yards and five touchdowns.

Kyle Padron (6-3, 225) QB – Eastern Washington: Played one season at Eastern Washington after transferring from SMU. He played in 11 games as a senior, completing 175-of-296 pass attempts for 2,491 yards and 17 touchdowns. He posted a 12-9 record in 21 starts at SMU.

Adam Steiner (6-2, 240) LS – Akron: Saw action as Akron’s long-snapper for four years. His father, Charles, played in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills.

Kurt Taufa’asau (6-2, 300) DT – Wyoming: Played two years at Wyoming after transferring from New Mexico Military College. He played in seven games as a senior, totaling 22 tackles (13 solo) and 1 ½ tackles for loss.

Conner Vernon (6-0, 192) WR – Duke: Played four years at Duke, totaling 198 receptions for 2,675 yards and 13 touchdowns. A two-time second-team All-ACC selection, he became the only player in ACC history to register multiple seasons with 70 or more receptions.

John Wetzel (6-7, 315) T – Boston College: Saw action in 38 games in four years at Boston College. He started all 12 games as a senior in 2012, pass blocking for an offense that averaged 259.3 passing yards per game.

Deonte Williams (5-10, 213) RB – Cal Poly: Played two years at Cal Poly after transferring from Sierra College. An Oakland native, he rushed for 1,547 yards on 231 carries and 12 touchdowns as a senior in 2012.

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  • RaiderRockstar

    @Purv

    Kell bashes Rush Limbaugh and his groupies all the time.

    Oddly enough, I’ve never seen any bloggers quote Limbaugh besides Kell though (lol)

  • SR Raider

    Back-N-Black Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:41 pm
    R8ER MIKE Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    What does this make me?

    ****************
    a Raider fan and maybe a redneck !!
    …….

    lol… I am from a small town in East Texas. About 2 hours north of Houston.

    What gave me away? The white bread?
    =========

    whiskey over beer

  • The Beeech Diggity Dawg

    KoolKell Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:33 pm
    Regarding Black QB’s

    Apart from Nawrocki’s critique of Smith’s mechanics, Nawrocki adds this assessment of Smith: “Not a student of the game. Nonchalant field presence — does not command respect from teammates and cannot inspire. Mild practice demeanor — no urgency. Not committed or focused — marginal work ethic. Interviewed poorly at the Combine and did not show an understanding of concepts on the white board. Opted not to compete at the Senior Bowl and has approached offseason training as if he has already arrived and it shows in his body with minimal muscle definition or strength. Has small hands and glaring ball security issues (32 career fumbles). Really struggled handling the snow in Pinstripe Bowl (took two safeties) and will be troubled by the elements. Needed to be coddled in college — cannot handle hard coaching.”

    ———

    gotta link?

  • RaiderRockstar

    @ Back-n-Black

    white bread = Ku Klux

  • guest123
  • RaiderRockstar
  • http://www.RAIDERS.com Back-n-Black

    SR Raider Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Back-N-Black Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:41 pm
    R8ER MIKE Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    What does this make me?

    ****************
    a Raider fan and maybe a redneck !!
    …….

    lol… I am from a small town in East Texas. About 2 hours north of Houston.

    What gave me away? The white bread?
    =========

    whiskey over beer
    …..

    I love Gentleman’s Jack or Single Barrel Jack. Candy in a bottle.

    Though I really want to try some trappist brews.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:42 pm
    @Purv

    Kell bashes Rush Limbaugh and his groupies all the time.

    Oddly enough, I’ve never seen any bloggers quote Limbaugh besides Kell though (lol)
    ———————————-
    Retards in here parrot Limbaugh all the time.

  • RaiderRockstar
  • http://profootballtalk.com Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush)

    scathing-assessment-of-geno-smith/

    956.RaiderRockstar Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:47 pm
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/30/tony-casillas-i-know-i-played-with-homosexual-players/

    Troy Aikman?

    ———–
    Nah, Daryl “Moose Knuckle” Johnson

  • Dr_ robert

    Kell you must feel really good mooching off a hard working woman. Hope she wakes up one day and realizes there is more to life than being married to a loser like you. smh!!!

  • http://profootballtalk.com Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush)

    All hail the Redtails lol

  • R8ER MIKE

    What gave me away? The white bread?

    ************************************
    the 4×4 caked with mud sitting in the driveway !!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Retards in here parrot Limbaugh all the time.

    ***

    @Kell

    retards, such as?

    name names – link? source?

    you’re the only blogger who listens to every word blabbered out of Rush’s fat mouth

  • http://www.RAIDERS.com Back-n-Black

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    @ Back-n-Black

    white bread = Ku Klux
    ……

    you know I’ve lived in this town most of my life and have never actually met anyone I KNEW FOR SURE or ADMITTED to being in the KKK.

    Though there were some idiots in High School who called themselves the Southern Socialist and had Nazi SS tattoos. Those guys just got beat up a lot.

  • inonewordraider

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2013/profiles/ej-manuel?id=2539228

    here’s a good scouting report for ej manuel

    yea there’s still some racist fux that think the black man can’t play qb, or want that to b so, but not true for all

  • R8ER MIKE

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:48 pm
    @Mike

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/30/d-c-councilman-wants-team-to-change-its-name-to-redtails/

    you behind this?

    ***************
    damn work computer has the site blocked !!

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Dr_ Robert Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Kell you must feel really good mooching off a hard working woman. Hope she wakes up one day and realizes there is more to life than being married to a loser like you. smh!!!
    ——————————-
    I bet your father wishes he wore a Jimmy

  • Dr_ robert

    Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush) Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:48 pm
    scathing-assessment-of-geno-smith/

    956.RaiderRockstar Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:47 pm
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/30/tony-casillas-i-know-i-played-with-homosexual-players/

    Troy Aikman?

    ———–
    Nah, Daryl “Moose Knuckle” Johnson

    My money is on Michael irvin…

  • http://www.RAIDERS.com Back-n-Black

    R8ER MIKE Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    What gave me away? The white bread?

    ************************************
    the 4×4 caked with mud sitting in the driveway !!!
    …..

    Never owned a 4×4 though I like riding ATVs.

  • Dr_ robert

    KoolKell Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:52 pm
    Dr_ Robert Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Kell you must feel really good mooching off a hard working woman. Hope she wakes up one day and realizes there is more to life than being married to a loser like you. smh!!!
    ——————————-
    I bet your father wishes he wore a Jimmy
    *****
    I bet your wife wished she didn’t Free Willy…

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    KoolKell Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Seymour Bush Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    You are the one that picked an arbitrary point to diss Al Davis’s won loss record. Based on that, and the end of Hue Jackson’s Raiders career, Jackson did not win more, in fact he went basically winless in the end of his coaching career. He was NOT better than Cable, the league knows it and history has borne it out.
    ————————-
    ???????? You can only speak for yourself and your sockpuppets dumbass. Not the League.
    ===========================================

    hahahahaha. I am not speaking for the league, the league speaks for itself. You on the other hand seem old, slow and or drunk.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Dr_ Robert Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Kell you must feel really good mooching off a hard working woman. Hope she wakes up one day and realizes there is more to life than being married to a loser like you. smh!!!
    ——————————-
    I bet your father wishes he wore a Jimmy. Or better yet, had left that nasty btch alone.

  • http://profootballtalk.com Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush)

    new post

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post chikys

  • http://tebowhaters.com/ Silverandblack666

    “But while the NFL has made some progress on that front, Moon doesn’t think that progress has been sufficient: Moon told USA Today that he believes black quarterbacks are still held back by evaluators who view them unfairly.”

    Let me get this straight…The NFL will allow convicted felons to play like a convicted murderer, dog killers rapists, drunk driving, drug abuse, BUT SOMEHOW is prejudice against a black man playing QB…..RIGHT!!

    STOP IT!

    You just look foolish acting like this!

  • lefty12

    Rock,R.Brown and Goethel might not be the most talented guys but comparing them to McClain is just wrong.Both of those guys worked.They both gave their all even though their all isn’t a lot.Neither got into trouble off the field.Bad examples!