Raiders sign WR Derek Hagan

September 6, 2012, 4:23 am
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The Raiders on Thursday morning confirmed Derek Hagan's Tweet of the night before, officially announcing the receiver signing with the team a year after he appeared in six games for Oakland.Cornerback Coye Francies was waived in the corresponding roster move.The Oakland Raiders have signed WR Derek Hagan. OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) September 6, 2012
Now I have officially signed back with DA Raiders!!!!! Can't wait to put that silver and black back on!!!! Raiders Derek Hagan(@dhagan80) September 6, 2012Hagan had worked out for the Raiders on Wednesday, along with Jabar Gaffney, and started twice last year, catching 11 passes for 114 yards before being waived on Nov. 2 in favor of T.J Houshmandzadeh. Hagan then signed with Buffalo, where he caught 13 passes for 138 yards in four games.In six NFL seasons, including three in Miami and two with the New York Giants, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound Hagan has caught 109 passes for 1,221 yards and six touchdowns.
RELATED: Derek Hagan career statsNow that he is signed, before the season opener, Hagan's contract is guaranteed. Meaning not only that he is probably in the Raiders' plans for the long haul, but that he will most likely be active for the season opener Monday night against San Diego, and that either Denarius Moore (right hamstring) or Jacoby Ford (left foot) is not expected to play against the Chargers.The Hagan signing is the Raiders' fifth move since the initial 53-man roster was announced Friday, along with the acquisitions of defensive back Phillip Adams, linebacker Keenan Clayton, offensive tackle Willie Smith and cornerback Joselio Hanson.