Raiders sign free agent linebacker Blackstock

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Raiders sign free agent linebacker Blackstock

Aug. 3, 2011
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The Oakland Raiders announced the signing of free agent linebacker Darryl Blackstock.Blackstock most recently played for the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League with Chuck Bresnahan as his defensive coordinator, Bresnahan's current position with the Raiders.The 28-year old last played in the NFL in 2008 with the Cincinnati Bengals and had 20 combined tackles in 12 games. He also played three seasons with the Arizona Cardinals from 2005-2007.In his four-year NFL career, Blackstock has 64 tackles in 58 games, with 4.0 sacks and two forced fumbles.

The next Primetime? Carr receives compliment after imitating Neon Deion

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The next Primetime? Carr receives compliment after imitating Neon Deion

Watch out Jalen Richard. You have some competition for your punt returning job.

Okay, not really.

But quarterback Derek Carr got in on the action Tuesday. In a video posted by the Raiders on Twitter, Carr fielded a punt and ran it back to the endzone for a touchdown.

He proceeded to do Deion Sanders' touchdown dance and that elicited a response from the Pro Football Hall of Famer.

"That's 1 of the many reasons why I gots mad love for @derekcarrqb he is the #Truth," Sanders wrote in a quote tweet.

Carr has yet to respond.

Raiders place two on Non-Football Injury List

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Raiders place two on Non-Football Injury List

The Raiders placed two players on the Non-Football Injury List, the team announced on Tuesday.

Linebacker Ben Heeney and tight end Cooper Helfet both count against the 90-man roster.

The Raiders' first team practice of training camp is scheduled for Saturdya.

Heeney was selected in the 5th round of the 2015 draft out of Kansas.

After appearing in 15 games a rookie, he saw action in just four games last season.

Over 23 games for the Seahawks in 2014 and 2015, Helfet caught 25 passes for 315 yards and two touchdowns.

He spent time on the Raiders' practice squad last season.