by Tom LaMarre
The Oakland Raiders on Sunday re-signed rookie wide receiver Keelan Doss, who had an impressive preseason for them, off the practice squad of the Jacksonville Jaguars according to multiple media reports.
Because they released wide receiver Antonio Brown on Saturday after a series of controversial events, the Raiders will not have to release another player to make room for Doss on the 53-man.
Doss, who lives in Alameda where Raiders headquarters are located and was signed by Oakland this year as an undrafted free agent out of UC Davis, reportedly signed a contract that includes a guaranteed salary of $495,000 and a $300,000 signing bonus, with $795,000 guaranteed.
The Raiders tried to sign Doss a day earlier, but he accepted a larger contract with the Buccaneers. However, the Raiders did not give up their efforts and they were rewarded.
And they learned some players will take far less $30 million guaranteed and show up.
Doss was waived by the Raiders when they cut down to a 53-man roster on Aug. 31, and he chose an offer from the Jaguars to join their practice squad rather than what Oakland was offering at the time to put him on their reserve unit.
The 6-3, 215-pound Doss led the Raiders with 17 receptions for 162 yards and a touchdown in four preseason games, and was something of a star as HBO followed the team through training camp on its hit show Hard Knocks.