Raiders Still Searching For Help At Safety, Workout Three

With Nate Allen (knee) out and Charles Woodson (shoulder) ailing, the Raiders worked out three safeties this week, according to the National Football Post’s Aaron Wilson.

Veteran safety, Bernard Pollard, was pleased with his visit, but was not immediately signed.

Lesser-known rookies, Durell Eskridge and Ryan Murphy, were also in town this week. The 6’3, 215-pound, Murphy, is from Oakland and was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round. He played in two preseason games and received Pro Football Focus grades of -0.3 and -3.1 in those games.

At 6’3, 210 pounds, Eskridge is another rangy safety who declared for the NFL draft as a college junior (Syracuse) and signed with the Jets as an undrafted free agent. He received PFF grades of -1.4, -0.8, -1.0, and +0.9 in four preseason games with the Jets.

The Raiders announced today that rookie S Tevin McDonald was signed from the practice squad and is expected to be active against Baltimore on Sunday.

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