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.