According to reports the Oakland Raiders have signed veteran corner Joselio Hanson who was just cut loose by the Eagles after six years of service in Philadelphia. Of course in order for one man to get a job another has to lose one. PFT reports that the Raiders are prepared to part ways with DeMarcus Van Dyke.
That would be the same Van Dyke that was drafted just one year ago. It will also mark a complete removal of every cornerback Reggie McKenzie inherited upon taking the job as Oakland’s GM.
Hanson, an L.A. native, entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech. He began his career on the other side of the Bay playing for the 49ers before eventually working his way onto Philly’s roster where he stood out as a slot corner.
Clearly the Raiders are moving forward with veteran corners for the season while looking to rebuild the secondary in the future. That McKenzie and Dennis Allen gave both DVD and Chekwa all of camp to prove themselves says they were willing to give everyone an equal opportunity. That they parted ways with both after putting them on the 53-man roster says there was always doubt as it related to their abilities. Chekwa somehow ended up on the practice squad after being cut. DVD is likely to get a gig on an active roster as he does have plenty of potential.