From the department of old/new news comes word that the Oakland Raiders have signed third round pick Matt Shaughnessy to a four year contract.
Mike Florio reports this after-the-fact-story detailing that the deal was struck earlier in the week.
And thus no one knew that the Raiders signed third-round pick Matt Shaughnessy five days ago. We’ve learned that the defensive end inked a four-year deal, which included a signing bonus of $852,250.
PFT might be a little late to the party on this one but getting news out of the Oakland Raider front office requires more than wireless access and an RSS feed. When compared to fact that the Raiders still have yet to announce the re-signing of cornerback Chris Johnson – whose deal was secured some five months ago – well, five days is an improvement.
Shaughnessy becomes the second rookie to sign with the Raiders after tight end Brandon Myers inked a four-year deal earlier in the week.
The defensive end position is one to keep an eye on as training camp opens in Napa next week. Sixth round pick Stryker Sulak was the first casualty at the end position as he was released before even making it to camp.
With two down, the Raiders still have linebacker Slade Norris, safety Michael Mitchell plus wide receivers Darrius Heyward-Bey and Louis Murphy to get under contract and into camp.
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