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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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  • http://tebowhaters.com/ Silverandblack666

    “Greg Papa is NOT into Terelle Pryor.”

    NO ONE IS because HE SUCKS!!

    Why is that so hard for people to understand!

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    jason collins?

    I think it is unfair that anyone that does not accept the eurocentric homosexual life style is labled as someone that is wrong or some how unjust. The term homophobia is meaningless.

    If i dont accept the pedophile lifestyle does that make me pedophobic?

    I think it is a sad state that says yo must accept homosexuality, or teach children to accept it.

    how ever realizing that amerikkka is dominated by the decendants of europeans it is only logical that they would want to force thier lifestyle and traditions onto to everyone as well.

    disgusting

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    “Greg Papa is NOT into Terelle Pryor.”

    NO ONE IS because HE SUCKS!!

    Why is that so hard for people to understand!
    ———————————–
    Take off your troll pants.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Guest123 Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:40 am
    to mention flynn or wilson as better players is beyond laughable and isnt supported by game film or stats. so it begs the question what is it based on?

    ^^^^^^^^^^

    Yes it is, there’s plenty of tape that shows Wilson to be a decent passer, above avg strength.

    There’s also tape of Pryor throwing wounded ducks and rainbows that are fair caught in the end zone.

    =================

    pryor had a better completion percentage than wilson

    pryor won more and won bigger games

    pryor accounted for more tds

    wilson has a terrible wind up and very questionable mechanics, just as pryor had flawed mechanics

    lol

    lets not make things up

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    qodrn1 Says:
    I noted the Raiders signed a long snapper. Have they done this before? Condo replacement?
    =====================================================

    Noticed that also. Gotta assume he’s camp fodder, but maybe BSJ get’s lucky and they cut Condo.

  • guest123

    If i dont accept the pedophile lifestyle does that make me pedophobic?

    I think it is a sad state that says yo must accept homosexuality, or teach children to accept it.

    ^^^^^^^^^

    or for that matter, what about the people who want to marry their goats? when are we going to have a civil rights movement for them?

    I can’t stomach having to ‘teach’ my children about that lifestyle prior to even discussing the regular ‘birds and the bees’. But the gey movement keeps imprudently shoving it in our faces.

  • RaiderDebo

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/30/chip-kelly-blames-the-offensive-line-for-michael-vicks-down-year/

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Nice job Chip! Big gap between perception and reality. Just listen to the drivel from some of the clowns on this board for proof. Mike Vick is a pure badass. He deserves a statue for what he endured last year.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:44 am
    jason collins?

    I think it is unfair that anyone that does not accept the eurocentric homosexual life style is labled as someone that is wrong or some how unjust. The term homophobia is meaningless.

    If i dont accept the pedophile lifestyle does that make me pedophobic?

    I think it is a sad state that says yo must accept homosexuality, or teach children to accept it.

    how ever realizing that amerikkka is dominated by the decendants of europeans it is only logical that they would want to force thier lifestyle and traditions onto to everyone as well.

    disgusting
    ——————————
    Here we go with this divisive bs. AGAIN. Gotta cut you loose there.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    The_Judge37 Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:40 am
    841.Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:38 am
    lets see here

    washington= hybrid offense

    seattle= hybrid offense

    sf= hybrid offense

    carolina= hybrid offense

    now add

    philly= hybrid offense

    buffalo= hybrid offense

    Oakland better get on board and wilson nor flynn are fit for the job
    —–

    If only 3 out of 16 playoff teams are running that offense, then it’s not exactly “New Wave”

    ================

    your comment makes no sense

    only 4 teams ran a hybrid offense last year and 3 made the post season

    philly and bufallo will run it this year for the first time

    oakland better do the same

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Guest123 Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:44 am
    I think Murray end’s up the steal of the draft.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^

    I know that my limb is a lot shorter than the limb you went out on, ……….
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$

    You missed his Watson starting week 1 prediction?
    Murray was a great pick.

  • Dr_ robert

    KoolKell Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:42 am
    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:36 am

    More shenanigans from the media?

    the local radio guys are talking tyler wilson and asking if he will replace flynn as the starter with out even a whisper about pryor…why?
    ——————————
    Greg Papa is NOT into Terelle Pryor.
    ***
    Let me guess wher your going with this Kell, it’s because he wears a white sheet at night while he lights up the crucifix on someone’s lawn. SMH

  • theghostronin79

    KoolKell Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 9:36 am
    Silverandblack666 Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 9:34 am

    “then Al Davis replaced him with a guy who gets facials and mani/pedis, and wins more games.”

    They were both 8-8
    ————————
    Cable was 5-11 until Hue got here.

    ==========

    That’s Bullsh*t…….OK THEN……We’re 4-12 because of Knapp then.

  • guest123

    Mike Vick is a pure badass. He deserves a statue for what he endured last year.

    ***********

    Nick Foles is going to be Philly’s starter next year. Print that!

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    KoolKell Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    “Greg Papa is NOT into Terelle Pryor.”

    NO ONE IS because HE SUCKS!!

    Why is that so hard for people to understand!
    ———————————–
    Take off your troll pants.
    =========================================

    If the org thought Pryor was the answer they wouldn’t be going out and bringing in QB’s every other day.

  • Dr_ robert

    Seymour Bush Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:51 am
    KoolKell Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    “Greg Papa is NOT into Terelle Pryor.”

    NO ONE IS because HE SUCKS!!

    Why is that so hard for people to understand!
    ———————————–
    Take off your troll pants.
    =========================================

    If the org thought Pryor was the answer they wouldn’t be going out and bringing in QB’s every other day.
    ****
    Yep.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Guest123 Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:48 am
    If i dont accept the pedophile lifestyle does that make me pedophobic?

    I think it is a sad state that says yo must accept homosexuality, or teach children to accept it.

    ^^^^^^^^^

    or for that matter, what about the people who want to marry their goats? when are we going to have a civil rights movement for them?

    I can’t stomach having to ‘teach’ my children about that lifestyle prior to even discussing the regular ‘birds and the bees’. But the gey movement keeps imprudently shoving it in our faces.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    I don’t agree with homosexuality or other BS, but WTF does that have to do with civil rights?

  • Marks hair

    really like moore as well.. steal. talent + leadership

  • The_Judge37

    Jason Collins is only being widely accepted on Twitter. Wait till the elbows start flying when he’s being boxed out.

  • guest123

    You missed his Watson starting week 1 prediction?
    Murray was a great pick.

    ^^^^^^^^^

    @ Raider O,

    Watson starting week one is a bold prediction. I’m rooting for it to happen. I don’t believe it will happen though. Murray doesn’t upset me. He’s a 6th rounder. Can’t be upset if makes the practice squad.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Seymour Bush Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    If the org thought Pryor was the answer they wouldn’t be going out and bringing in QB’s every other day.
    —————————-
    That’s a damned lie just on the face of it.

  • MikieG

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    jason collins?

    I think it is unfair that anyone that does not accept the eurocentric homosexual life style is labled as someone that is wrong or some how unjust. The term homophobia is meaningless.

    If i dont accept the pedophile lifestyle does that make me pedophobic?

    I think it is a sad state that says yo must accept homosexuality, or teach children to accept it.

    how ever realizing that amerikkka is dominated by the decendants of europeans it is only logical that they would want to force thier lifestyle and traditions onto to everyone as well.

    disgusting
    +++++++++++

    I think it is more of the fact that people are intolerant of intolerance is all. I get what you are saying, tho–its just that being gay and stuff doesn’t hurt anyone, and there is nothing ‘wrong’ with it per se’

  • Dr_ robert

    Flynntastic (c) will hold it down while Wilson prepares to be our future starter. Hopefully Pryoritis(c)will get on board and start hanging out with the jug machine.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Cable was 5-11 until Hue got here.
    ========================================

    Tom Cable had Jamarcus Russell strung around his neck. Jackson didn’t. Enuff said.

  • Marks hair

    we should hop on the pistol bandwagon.. its a nice scheme and you can run it with or without a zone option qb..

  • RaiderDebo

    Guest123 Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:51 am
    Mike Vick is a pure badass. He deserves a statue for what he endured last year.

    ***********

    Nick Foles is going to be Philly’s starter next year. Print that!

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Oh yeah? Game 1? Care to make a little wager on that?

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    There’s a certain demographic that hates:

    Hue Jackson, Loves Cable
    Jason Campbell, Loves Palmer
    Terelle Pryor, Loves Tebow.

    Get the picture?

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    the raiders only had 1 qb on the roster pryor.

    palmer quit and lienart was canned

    they got flynn and wilson to fill roster spots, and flynn is a stop gap & very good back up

    has zero to do with what the team feels about pryor

  • The_Judge37

    873.Seymour Bush Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:54 am
    Cable was 5-11 until Hue got here.
    ========================================

    Tom Cable had Jamarcus Russell strung around his neck. Jackson didn’t. Enuff said.
    ——

    Cable was able to win one more game with Knapp and Russell.

    Tom Cable > Dennis Allen

  • R8ER MIKE

    GOOD AFTERNOON NATION
    and my GreenParty brothers !!!

  • RaiderDebo

    Seymour Bush Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:54 am
    Cable was 5-11 until Hue got here.
    ========================================

    Tom Cable had Jamarcus Russell strung around his neck. Jackson didn’t. Enuff said.

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Umm, JaMarcus Russell saved Tom Cable’s job in 2008. Maybe if he’d gotten behind his young QB like a real HC would have, he wouldn’t have gotten the projector treatment.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Allow Homosexuals to be miserable, angry, and depressed like the rest of us. Allow them to get married!

  • The_Judge37

    876.KoolKell Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:55 am
    There’s a certain demographic that hates:

    Hue Jackson, Loves Cable
    Jason Campbell, Loves Palmer
    Terelle Pryor, Loves Tebow.

    Get the picture?
    ——

    No, try again Picasso

  • Dr_ robert

    KoolKell Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:55 am
    There’s a certain demographic that hates:

    Hue Jackson, Loves Cable
    Jason Campbell, Loves Palmer
    Terelle Pryor, Loves Tebow.

    Get the picture?
    ***
    add that hates:
    Kool Kell, loves Mrs. Kool Kell
    Got the picture…

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    There’s a certain demographic that hates:

    Hue Jackson, Loves Cable (Even though Jackson won more)
    Jason Campbell, Loves Palmer (Even though Campbell won more)
    Terelle Pryor, Loves Tebow.

    Get the picture?

  • RaiderDebo

    The_Judge37 Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:56 am
    873.Seymour Bush Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:54 am
    Cable was 5-11 until Hue got here.
    ========================================

    Tom Cable had Jamarcus Russell strung around his neck. Jackson didn’t. Enuff said.
    ——

    Cable was able to win one more game with Knapp and Russell.

    Tom Cable > Dennis Allen
    @@@@@@@@@@@

    OK. So,

    JaMarcus Russell > Carson Palmer

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Homosexuals should have the right to be miserable too.

    Effin Monkeys….. They have no clue what’s coming.
    LOL

  • R8ER MIKE

    been busier then a two peckered billy goat in
    a sheep farm !!
    dont really have time to scroll up …. can
    somebody clue me in to whats shaking ??

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    There’s a certain demographic that hates:

    Hue Jackson, Loves Cable (Even though Jackson won more)

    Jason Campbell, Loves Palmer (Even though Campbell won more)

    Terelle Pryor, Loves Tebow. (Even though Pryor plays for the Raiders)

    Get the picture?

  • The_Judge37

    885.RaiderDebo Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:58 am
    The_Judge37 Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:56 am
    873.Seymour Bush Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:54 am
    Cable was 5-11 until Hue got here.
    ========================================

    Tom Cable had Jamarcus Russell strung around his neck. Jackson didn’t. Enuff said.
    ——

    Cable was able to win one more game with Knapp and Russell.

    Tom Cable > Dennis Allen
    @@@@@@@@@@@

    OK. So,

    JaMarcus Russell > Carson Palmer
    ——-

    Sure why not, at least he was able to beat Denver.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Marks Hair Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:54 am
    we should hop on the pistol bandwagon.. its a nice scheme and you can run it with or without a zone option qb..
    =================

    its perfect for dmac down hill running and he flourished in a zone option in collge

    it takes the pressure off our wrs as it forces the defense into man coverage

    it maximaizes the talent of reece who can catch out of the back feild or motion out wide

    it confuses the defense and makes them hestiate not knowing where the ball will go giving pryor wide open passing lanes

    its a no brainer

    all it will take is for pryor to make 2 or 3 plays like he did in the Detroit pre season last year and in the finally against sd and it will be no way to justify keeping him on the bench

    and before anyone says passing yards or completion percentage please know there isnt a coach on earth that would rather have yards or cmp% over tds and that is what pryor does

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    There’s a certain demographic that hates:

    Hue Jackson, Loves Tom Cable (Even though Jackson won more)

    Jason Campbell, Loves Carson Palmer (Even though Campbell won more)

    Terelle Pryor, Loves Timmy Tebow. (Even though Pryor plays for the Raiders)

    Get the picture?

  • R8ER MIKE

    oh .. never mind.. same ole sh1t just a diffrent pile !

  • LA to TheBay

    Have you guys even seen the tape on Rivera??

    STEAL.

    Kasa has way more upside than Gordon.

    STEAL.

    These are two quality, quality picks in the 6th round.

    Tape don’t lie.

    RB from UCF looks a lot like DMC without that 6th gear. Hopefully more durable. I know he tore an ACL season before last but he’s had one career fumble.

    David Bass was a man amongst boys in his Division and apparently looked liked he belonged at the Shrine Game with better competition.

    I think the common thread between all our draft picks is they all love football with great upside and are coachable.

  • RaiderDebo

    The_Judge37 Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:00 pm
    885.RaiderDebo Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:58 am
    The_Judge37 Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:56 am
    873.Seymour Bush Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:54 am
    Cable was 5-11 until Hue got here.
    ========================================

    Tom Cable had Jamarcus Russell strung around his neck. Jackson didn’t. Enuff said.
    ——

    Cable was able to win one more game with Knapp and Russell.

    Tom Cable > Dennis Allen
    @@@@@@@@@@@

    OK. So,

    JaMarcus Russell > Carson Palmer
    ——-

    Sure why not, at least he was able to beat Denver.

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Very true.

  • R8ER MIKE

    * different

  • 2romes

    Teams play games to enter the playoffs. I’m with guest 123, There is no take off season where a team is not expected to compete for a playoff spot. I don’t buy into this team had zero talent for years. Kevin Booth started for the New York Giants, past Raiders. For goodness sake, are the past productive Raiders coaches only good for getting great players in each position on the field to be competitive? No, They made good players better. Example, Howie Long. The was drafted. A few years later he made the Pro bowl. Coaches should expect one of there prospects, excluding kickers and punters, to make the pro bowl every year or I feel the coaches can’t even get one thing right. You mean 50 players and Coaches can’t coach one player up. Coach Allen better do more than just get good players. He needs to coach up a competitive team!!!

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    And we’re back to people (OK, one person) arguing that JaMarcus was anything other than a worthless slug.

    JaMarcus was a waste and is justly out of football, probably forever.

  • Dr_ robert

    I am really looking forward to seeing Kasa. He has potential to be a solid player. I think Bass will also have an impact on this D.

  • Marks hair

    I would support christain marriage if it was sacred.. dont allow divorce or adultery in your marriages and then maybe someone will consider it too sacred for same sex couples.. im Christian. our house is not clean. we should stay out of other ppls marriages and try helping each other for awhile..

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    im out

    cant wait for pre seaon

    by the way did big mack pull an al davis?

    db with 4.3 speed and a beast in man coverage

    a height weight monster with limited experience on o line?

    lol good job big mack i like what you are doing

    now demand the hybrid pistol and lets start winning