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Raiders promote Cornell from practice squad

With offensive tackles Tony Pashos an Menelik Watson both questionable to face the San Diego Chargers because of injuries, the Raiders promoted James Cornell from the practice squad Saturday to the 53-man roster.

Pashos, who has started all four games at right tackle, was limited all week with a groin strain. Watson was back at practice after missing a month following arthroscopic knee surgery.

The other tackle on the roster is Matt McCants, who has played primarily as an extra blocker in some power packages.

Cornell, waived by the Baltimore Ravens on Aug. 25, was signed to the Raiders practice squad on Sept. 11. In college at Illinois, Cornell played in 29 games with 19 starts. He was undrafted and spent all last season on the Ravens practice squad.

To make room for Cornell, the Raiders waived guard Antoine McClain, who was claimed off waivers on Sept. 1 but was inactive all four games.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Just Fire Baby

    That whole list ain’t worth an ear of corn.
    How many NFL front offices are paying those guys?

  • Raider_Riff

    None of those guys know anything about winning or football right?

  • 10centsworth

    That was yesterday. Today he’s playing Jacks with the neighbors kids.

  • Que

    no money to sign big time players and his 1st pick starts his 2nd rounder was gonna start and played well. his third round starts his 5th round tights is playing well hmmm.