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Raiders announce undrafted free-agent signings

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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  • Dr_ robert

    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:04 pm
    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.
    *****
    Yep. 100% agreed.

  • LA to TheBay

    I was hoping for a top tier down lineman but outside of that, I loved our draft.

    Anybody else see Sio play slot, MLB, OLB, and DE?

    He put on some weight in the offseason so I don’t see him as a tweener wolverine guy but I could see him playing in different spots and being able to cover and rush passer.

    Versatile guy.

    Watson has huge upside and is very athletic. Has NO NIGHTLIFE! 100% football.

    DJ could be great. A ballhawk. Game changer.

    I can see the apprehension with ‘reaching’ for him because of that injury. That’s a legit concern.

    But if you guys are arguing over our 6th rounders, we probably did something right.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:04 pm

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

    You boy Tebow is a saint.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    R8ER MIKE Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 11:59 am
    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 ??
    $$$$$$$$

    Allow me Mr. ODB.
    Was Jesus Palestinian?
    Should Homosexualys have the right to be miserable/ married?
    Who is your favorite pick & why?

  • Dr_ robert

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:05 pm
    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
    **
    Good take Mistic.
    agree with everything you said except the pistol crap offense.

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

    KoolKell Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:06 pm
    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:04 pm

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

    You boy Tebow is a saint.

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

    I can’t stand that hypocritical fundie zealot Tebow either.

  • inonewordraider

    KoolKell Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:01 pm
    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?
    ________
    too much stereotyping however, hopefully you realize not everyone falls into one camp or another

    i like hue hoped he was kept on as coach

    i rooted for jason campbell thought it was a good trade to get him thought he was a good qb for us but still think overall cp is a better qb

    i’m excited by the potential of pryor, hope he wins the qb comp but i definitely have my doubts because regardless of comp % didn’t like what i saw from him in college

  • Marks hair

    the pistols here to stay.. every team will mix a bit in. its too good in the running game.

  • LA to TheBay

    This was a H/W/S kinda draft with the only notable difference between an Al Draft and a Reggie Draft is that Reg values (a GREAT deal from what I can tell) character and chemistry.

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

    http://www.mercurynews.com/weird-news/ci_23139038/calif-woman-accused-tainting-oj-at-starbucks

    Some nutbar tried poisoning bottles of orange juice at a San Jose Starbucks.

  • Dr_ robert

    Hey Kell did you convince the Boss to pony up some mula for the banner(Kane & Associates) that pops out in this page. Good ole Kell trying to get some commission while the house selling is ice cold. Good job!!

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Inonewordraider Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    too much stereotyping however, hopefully you realize not everyone falls into one camp or another
    ————————–
    Yes I do.

  • RaiderRockstar

    I would rather talk about JaMarcus than gey people.. after all, it’s a RAIDER blog

  • Marks hair

    910. tuff yr for us lakers fans…

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Dr_ Robert Says: Blah blah blah
    ————————
    Go fk yourself crossposting btch.

  • guest123

    902,

    great post! keep em coming.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    KoolKell Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    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?
    ===============================================

    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.

    Once again, Campbell is basically hanging on in the league as a backup by his fingernails. Palmer is wanted in Arizona, will start, and will do well. If you can find ANYONE in the league that will claim Cambpell is better, let’s hear it.

    No one wants Pryor or Teblows. So, no this isn’t about race. This is about dummass comments by idiots that have been resoundlingly rejected by the league. Nothing more.

  • DennisAllensVisorHOF

    Marks hair Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:13 pm
    910. tuff yr for us lakers fans…

    —-

    LOL..

  • R8ER MIKE

    Allow me Mr. ODB.
    Was Jesus Palestinian?…no hes the Mexican that works at Tequila grill and serves me ice cold beer.
    Should Homosexualys have the right to be miserable/ married?.. sure why the he11 not ???
    Who is your favorite pick & why?
    liking the kid Sio Moore. just have a feeling this guy is going to ball out for us.

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

    Geno Smith fires agent…

    Per Mehta, Smith fired his agents because he believed he “would be and should be” the first overall pick in the draft.
    ….

    Thank the Lord the Raiders didn’t draft this clown.

  • DennisAllensVisorHOF

    I remember everyone saying we got hosed in the D12 trade.. Making fun of us.

    How the Lakers, Sixers & Nuggets ripped us off..

    LOL!!

    Rob Hennigan > Your GM

  • LA to TheBay

    914.Marks hair Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:13 pm
    910. tuff yr for us lakers fans…

    ———

    Up and down.

    Get Dwight. YEAH!
    Install Princeton Offense. AW.
    Fire Brown. YEAH!
    Hire anybody other than Phil. AW.
    Make the Playoffs. YEAH!
    After Kobe rips his hammy. AW.

  • guest123

    keep the post draft kool aid coming guys! Another hour and fifteen to go.

  • The Beeech Diggity Dawg

    YO YO YO THE BEEECH ROCKIN’ THE FRESH TUES PUBE ‘DO

    Whut up Dorks

    Just got a hella dope new pube ‘do in preparation for the huge Rasta Ganja reggae tour this weekend

    Got the patch trimmed into the shape of the jamaican flag, color and all

    Ahhhhh yeah, you know them hizzie will be all like “Aw, Hellz Yeah, Dawg! I mean, uh, aww no he didn’t!”

    Problem is, the Dawg can’t jacuzzi for a whole 2 hours until the color sets. And, even worse, can’t let his girlfriend Chantal polish the Lawg ’cause some color might rub off on her nose

    Guess that’s why they call it the blues, huh Bro Hams

    GETTIN’ STRAIGHT FIZZLE WTIH DIZ DIZZY DIZZLE

  • RaiderRockstar

    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?

    ***

    @Kell

    what if you love Pryor, but hate Palmer?

    what if you love Reggie, but also loved Al?

    what if you’re ok with Dennis, but would rather have hired Winston Moss?

    what if you’re Ok with Cable, but not Hue Jax as HC?

    what if you consider Rolando McClain a black version of Ricky Brown or Travis Goethel (with off-field baggage)?

    Jason Campbell > Leinart & Boller.

    Nevermind.

    I guess if you live in Podunk you auto-qualify as a racist, eh?

  • R8ER MIKE

    I guess if you live in Podunk you auto-qualify as a racist, eh?

    *************************
    or a redneck !!

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    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.

  • 2romes

    I can’t believe Lovie Smith is not a Head coach somewhere and Andy Reid is. Just throwing that out there.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    @Kell

    what if you love Pryor, but hate Palmer?
    ——————————-
    Palmer is a proven loser over 9 years. Pryor hasn’t had a chance yet.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    what if you love Reggie, but also loved Al?
    ——————–
    So?

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Raider O Says:
    Allow Homosexuals to be miserable, angry, and depressed like the rest of us. Allow them to get married!
    =======================================================

    No wonder you think I’m occasionally funny.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    I guess if you live in Podunk you auto-qualify as a racist, eh?
    —————————-
    Not automatic. Good chance though. ;-)

  • R8ER MIKE

    llama man !!
    whats the good word from the farm ??

  • morilla

    Back-N-Black Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:15 pm
    Geno Smith fires agent…

    Per Mehta, Smith fired his agents because he believed he “would be and should be” the first overall pick in the draft.
    ….

    Thank the Lord the Raiders didn’t draft this clown.

    ———————–

    This is unreal. What a f-in moron. Did you see him when he walked on stage. Looked like a little b1tch about to cry.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    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.

    Specifically, Moon noted that West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith was the subject of a scathing assessment that in Moon’s opinion crossed the line

    “It sounds the same as two years ago,” Moon said. “It just shows that there are a lot of people in society who have the biases and stereotypes. And most of it is about your integrity or leadership or work ethic — all of these intangible things.”

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/24/warren-moon-sees-biases-hurting-black-quarterbacks/

  • RaiderRockstar

    Pryor hasn’t had a chance yet.

    ***

    @Kell

    I agree – 1 game (first NFL start) doesn’t tell you all you need to know about a player.

    Good luck trying to convince his gazillion haters in here though

  • SR Raider

    lol @ Geno. AND he’s going to the Jets. He just got served by Karma

  • guest123

    This is unreal. What a f-in moron. Did you see him when he walked on stage. Looked like a little b1tch about to cry.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    wonder if Reggie was ever considering him? glad we past on this drama queen. The jest and geno go together.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    How Black Atheletes Are Judged:

    Posted by Mike Florio on April 1, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT

    AP
    Two years ago, draft expert Nolan Nawrocki of Pro Football Weekly created a stir with a biting critique of quarterback Cam Newton, the No. 1 overall pick in the draft.

    “Very disingenuous — has a fake smile, comes off as very scripted and has a selfish, me-first makeup,” Nawrocki wrote. “Always knows where the cameras are and plays to them. Has an enormous ego with a sense of entitlement that continually invites trouble and makes him believe he is above the law — does not command respect from teammates and will always struggle to win a locker room . . . . Lacks accountability, focus and trustworthiness — is not punctual, seeks shortcuts and sets a bad example. Immature and has had issues with authority. Not dependable.”
    ______________________________
    Never about actual play.

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

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    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?

    ***

    @Kell

    what if you love Pryor, but hate Palmer?

    what if you love Reggie, but also loved Al?

    what if you’re ok with Dennis, but would rather have hired Winston Moss?

    what if you’re Ok with Cable, but not Hue Jax as HC?

    what if you consider Rolando McClain a black version of Ricky Brown or Travis Goethel (with off-field baggage)?

    Jason Campbell > Leinart & Boller.

    Nevermind.

    I guess if you live in Podunk you auto-qualify as a racist, eh?
    …….

    What if I like…

    Hue over Cable
    Palmer over Pryor
    Pryor over Tebow (although I respect Tebow for standing up for his beliefs, he doesn’t have much talent)
    Wilson over Pryor
    Reggie over Al-post 1990
    Al-Pre 1990 over Reggie
    David Shaw over Dennis Allen – I really wanted Reggie to interview him during coaching search.
    Chocolate Milk over White Milk
    Peanut M&Ms over Plain
    White Bread over Wheat
    Mayo over Mustard
    Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce over Tobassco
    Whiskey over Beer

    What does this make me?

  • RaiderRockstar

    @Kell

    you think Geno Smith will beat out Mark Sanchez & David Garrard?

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    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.”

  • The Beeech Diggity Dawg

    Ha Ha, KrappyRat is totally wasted again

    Old Troll’s all fueled up on Malibu and posting like a nerd half his age

    So funny when The Rat gets going, the only thing that’ll stop him is a nap

    Which is comin’ in about 8 minutes

    Sorry Troll, gots to keep it real over here

    DAWWGGY STYLE

  • R8ER MIKE

    What does this make me?

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

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    The White QB:

    While scouts will want to see more from Wilson in the vertical passing game, it’s tough to ignore his overall skill set. In addition to these quarterbacking skills, Wilson’s a proven leader and it has been reported that he comes off as quite charming in interviews with teams. When these facts are combined with the number of quarterback-needy teams in the draft, it’s very likely that Wilson will ultimately be a top-15 pick.

  • guest123

    you betta redneckanize!!

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    I guess if you live in Podunk you auto-qualify as a racist, eh?
    =========================================================

    I didn’t know, or forgot, that you were Podunkian.
    And I mean nothing negative by that.
    KK thinks the birthplace of Rush Limbaugh is Podunk(Sacramento,Ca.) compared to Oakland.

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

    For those of you “concerned” that Miami’s GM was talking about Sparano being a cancer, Please keep in mind how you would react if you had a job and your boss was interviewing someone for your position while you still had the job.

    You would probably have a little attitude, wouldn’t you?

    Give Sparano a break, Ireland should have just fired him instead of bringing in Harbaugh while Sparano was the HC under contract. Plain and simple Ireland is the Dick in this case.

  • RaiderRockstar

    what is the ceiling for the Jets this year?

    I say same as Bills (6-10)

    Miami will be 8-8

    New England probably 12-4

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

    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?