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Along with four elections in the draft on Thursday, the Raiders also signed 15 non-drafted free agents as the team begins participating in the minicamp newcomers starting Friday.

Check out the new UDFA additions below.

Darien Butler, LB, Arizona

5-10, 221 lbs

In four years in Arizona, Butler – a three-time team captain – has made 243 career selections (121 solo) and was named a semifinalist for the Butkus Prize (2021). He is already familiar with a member of the Raiders coaching staff, as linebacker coach Antonio Pierce was Butler’s defense coordinator at ASU.

Qwynnterrio Cole, S, Louisville

6-0, 203 lbs

Cole, a two-time first-team winner at the HBCU All-American Conference and at the SWAC All-Conference, played one season in Louisville after three seasons in Alcorn. As a cardinal, he has published 87 selections, one forced to grope and one intercepted in 13 games.

Bryce Cosby, CB, Ball State

5-10, 188 lbs

Starting freshman, his 43 career starts were the most active Ball State players. 228 singles matches in Cosby’s career rank fourth in MAC history, and in 2020 he was recognized as the first All-MAC team as a senior.

Cole Fotheringham, Utah

6-4, 246 lbs

Fotheringham played four seasons in Utah, a total of 52 receptions for 526 yards and three touchdowns in 47 games with 38 starts.

Chase Garbers, QB, CA.

6-2, 215 lbs

Garbers started 34 of the 36 games in which he appeared at Cal, showing a 19-15 record as a starting defender and ranked fourth among school leaders of all time in total attacks (7,756 yards).

Justin Hall, WR, Ball

5-8, 189 pounds

Hall entered the 2021 season as the country’s active career leader (№ 9 for all time). During his five-year career at Ball State, he set school records for career admissions (318) and admission yards (3385).

Luke Masterson, LB, Wake Forest

6-1, 234 lbs

During his career he started 31 games in three different positions (linebacker, safety and rover). In 52 career games (31 starts) he recorded 250 career selections, 3.5 interceptions, one interception, one forced fumbling and one recovery.

Sincere McCormick, RB, UTSA

5-9, 205 pounds

McCormick set school records for career yards (3939), 100-yard running games (18) and universal yards (4438), and helped bring the program to its first-ever 2021 conference.

Malkelm Morrison, CB, Army

5-10, 188 lbs

In 38 games, Morrison finished with 137 career qualifiers, 15.5 assists for defeat, seven defensive passes, three forced selections and one interception. His father, Patrick, was drafted and played for the Giants in 1987.

Bamidel Olaseni, T, Utah

6-7, 339 pounds

Hailing from London, England, Alasen began playing football at age 17 as part of the British American Football Association. Over three seasons in Utah, he played 21 games with 12 starts, was named the Second All-Pac-12 team and helped Utah lead the Pac-12 in a hurry (averaging 216.7 yards per game) in 2021.

Isaiah Paul-Mao, S, USC

6-4, 211 lbs

The Polo-Mao family plays football because his uncle is a member of the Troy Palamalu Hall of Fame, his uncle is Raiders running coach Kennedy Palamalu, and his father Tracy and brother Matthew played college. Polo-Mao has paved his own path on the field, recording 178 rebounds (nine per defeat), five interceptions, eight assists, four touch-ups and one forced charm during his career at USC.

Myron Tagawailoa-Amos, Germany, Notre Dame

6-2, 270 lbs

Captain of the team in Notre Dame, the best season for Togawailoa-Amosa came in 2021, recording 25 rebounds, six rebounds and two rebounds in 12 starts, and was named to Phil Steele’s Independent First Team. He has family ties to the NFL since his cousin – QB Dolphins Tua Tagawailoa.

Tre Turner, WR, Virginia Tech

6-1, 184 lbs

Although Turner had several offers for a basketball scholarship after graduating from high school, he decided to stay in football. In four seasons at Virginia Tech, he scored 2,292 reception yards and 14 touchdowns on 134 receptions in 44 games (36 starts).

Zach Van Valkenburg, Iowa

6-4, 263 lbs

VanWalkenburg played in Iowa for three years, a total of 94 rebounds, nine sacks and one forced touch in 33 games (27 starts). As a senior, he started all 14 games and was named the second All-Big Ten team. Prior to Iowa, he played two seasons at Hillsdale College, where he was named Line Defender of the Year at the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (2018).

Sam Webb, CB, Western Missouri

6-0, 202 lbs

Webb was one of two Division II players who participated in the 2022 NFL Combine. Cornerback played four years at the Missouri Western State, appearing in 44 games and recording 109 selections, seven interceptions – including a 99-yard pick-six in freshman year – 39 protected assists, three forced touch and three touch recovery.


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