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Raiders sign rookie Travis Goethel

The Oakland Raiders have announced the signing of rookie linebacker Travis Goethel.  A sixth-round pick in April, Goethel is expected to focus on special teams during his first season.

He may also end up on the practice squad.
The former Arizona State Sun Devil was a three-year college starter, seeing most of his time at strong-side linebacker.  Goethel received honorable mention All-Pac 10 accolades as a senior, recording seven tackles for loss and finishing third on the Sun Devils in stops.
In Oakland, Goethel will likely slot in behind Kamerion Wimbley.  Wimbley is the Raiders’ projected starting strong-side linebacker.
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6 Responses to “Raiders sign rookie Travis Goethel”
  1. PhilVill41 says: Jul 16, 2010 12:46 PM

    This kid will be a core special teams player for many years.He has a great attitude and will be a valuable asset to the Silver & Black.

  2. Steeler fans are tools says: Jul 16, 2010 1:32 PM

    Cool beans. Now let’s lock up Lamarr Houston and Rolando MacClain

  3. The Real Shuxion says: Jul 16, 2010 2:30 PM

    Stop improving yourselves. As a PATS fan I want Oakland to suck as much as possible this year (Want that pick high).

  4. RumorHater says: Jul 16, 2010 3:28 PM

    Travis Goethel will also back up Rolando McClain, when he gets signed.

  5. anthony says: Jul 16, 2010 3:48 PM

    I was first to say it on PFT, back in april.. But w/ this new look Raiders team w/Jackson as OC , 10-6 is not out of range…
    GO RAIDERS!!!

  6. cryptkeeper's@thehelm says: Jul 16, 2010 4:44 PM

    Hell yeah Anthony. When McClain gets signed, Raiders are going to the top of the division! I gotta say I feel sorry for the Donkey fans out there…

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