September 29, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive end Brian Sanford (75) sits on the bench during the third quarter against the Washington Redskins at O.co Coliseum. The Redskins defeated the Raiders 24-14. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders bring back Brian Sanford, re-add Jack Cornell to practice squad


The Oakland Raiders have re-signed defensive lineman Brian Sanford to the active roster, General Manager Reggie McKenzie announced Wednesday as the Raiders freed up a roster spot earlier in the week by waiving Jack Cornell after putting him on the roster due to offensive line issues earlier in the week.

Sanford, who was waived by the team on Nov. 9, has played four times for the Raiders in 2013 and has totaled seven tackles (three solo) in those appearances. His return will add depth along the defensive line.

Release from Raiders.com

The 6-foot-2, 280-pounder spent the previous three seasons as a member of the Cleveland Browns after originally signing with the team as an undrafted free agent in 2010. Sanford spent the first seven weeks of the 2012 season on Cleveland’s practice squad before being signed to the active roster, and appeared in one game before being placed on the Reserve/Injured list on Nov. 2. Sanford made his NFL debut on Dec. 4, 2011 and played in five games for the Browns in 2011 after spending the first 12 weeks of the campaign on the practice squad. He spent his rookie season in 2010 on the Browns’ practice squad before being elevated to the active roster for the season’s final eight games, but was inactive for all of them.

The Raiders also re-signed OL Jack Cornell and signed linebacker Chris McCoy to their practice squad today

Cornell appeared in Sunday’s game at the New York Giants and was waived afterwards. He has been up and down the Raiders depth chart this season.

Raiders.com press release on McCoy:

McCoy was originally drafted by the Miami Dolphins in seventh round (212th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft and was waived by the team following training camp that year. McCoy has seen time on the practice squads of the Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans, Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars since then, as well as a stint with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League for the entire 2012 season. McCoy’s practice squad contract was terminated by the Jaguars on Oct. 1 in his most recent stop.

Sanford’s return to the roster nixes a move for Tyler Wilson onto the 53 man roster for the time being with Terrelle Pryor sitting out of practice with an injured knee. I expect more small roster moves in the coming days.

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