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Raiders sign Kory Sheets

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It’s been a while since the Raiders have played in the Super Bowl, but they added a player with some recent championship game experience to the team on Wednesday.

That experience came in Canada, but running back Kory Sheets shined in last year’s Grey Cup and took home MVP honors after the Saskatchewan Roughriders won the crown. Now he’ll be trying to help the Raiders find their way back to a winning record after signing a contract with the team.

Sheets ran for 1,598 yards and 12 touchdowns during the 2013 season and added 37 catches for 264 yards. He last played in the NFL with the Dolphins in 2009, playing two games and carrying the ball once for five yards. His exploits in Canada got him tryouts with both the Colts and Raiders before he signed a deal with Oakland.

The Raiders are not expected to re-sign running back Darren McFadden, although they are believed to be interested in keeping running back Rashad Jennings on the roster. If things do break that way, there will be an opening for a complementary back and Sheets should be in the mix for that role.

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17 Responses to “Raiders sign Kory Sheets”
  1. dickshotdogs says: Feb 12, 2014 5:23 PM

    Championship.

  2. humb0lt says: Feb 12, 2014 5:29 PM

    Raiders fans should be thinking Super Bowl.

  3. doitbigreggiemckenzie says: Feb 12, 2014 5:38 PM

    Don’t forget about Latavius Murray. He was hurt but if he can get on the field the kid is 6’3″ and 230 with speed.

    Dude is going to be top dawg if he’s healthy.

    Nothing wrong with having depth for once though.

  4. misterautomatic says: Feb 12, 2014 5:38 PM

    KORY SHEETS WAS OUR FUTURE!

  5. piratesofthecoliseum says: Feb 12, 2014 6:01 PM

    Latavius Murray will be in the mix too!! 3 headed monster anyone?!?!

  6. arwiv says: Feb 12, 2014 6:18 PM

    I wonder if there’s ever been one guy to win a SB, a Grey cup, and an NCAA championship. That would be pretty badass.

  7. radrntn says: Feb 12, 2014 7:08 PM

    ok ….the new chapter is being written….it starts with Kory…..now maybe the chapter of UFA’s will include Alex, Richie, Jarius, Alterraun, and either Michael at DE would be nice.

    Go Raiders…Go Reggie

  8. nflfolly says: Feb 12, 2014 7:24 PM

    Mckenzie has whiffed on every draft pick and signing he will probably be cut.

  9. grimmlock42 says: Feb 12, 2014 8:35 PM

    After watching his highlights last year. He looks like the 2nd coming of Ladainian Tomlinson. Being a raider fan, I’m glad this guy’s on our side this time.

  10. chargrz says: Feb 12, 2014 8:45 PM

    Can he throw a pass?

  11. rastaraider says: Feb 12, 2014 8:46 PM

    He is going to be a good one

  12. ocgunslinger says: Feb 12, 2014 8:53 PM

    I worked in Saskatchewan last year and had the opportunity to see Sheets in person. Great elusive running back and can catch as well. Small body that may not take a full season in the NFL. He certainly deserves the opportunity as he was fantastic last year.

  13. grimmlock42 says: Feb 13, 2014 1:18 AM

    Okay. Maybe I over exaggerated a little bit by comparing him to Ladainian Tomlinson. I’ll bring it down a notch and call him the raider version of Le’Veon Bell.

  14. dante170 says: Feb 13, 2014 10:05 AM

    The Raiders should move to the CFL. They might be able to compete there

  15. wayneflores says: Feb 14, 2014 1:22 AM

    He hasn’t made it previously in the NFL, but the Raiders and McKenzie are minor league with minor league talent and rejects. Mark Davis continues to show the NFL, and Raider Nation that his objective is simply box office and TV revenue with a high school capacity stadium. He has NO intention of putting real talent on the field, or spending big $$$ to create a competitive team. This is ridiculous. The Commissioner should step in and do something. This once proud organization has been turned into a minor league team. Marks dislike for his father is obvious. It’s really sad what has transpired behind the scenes since his father passed away.

  16. wayneflores says: Feb 15, 2014 8:20 PM

    Wow Arena League next. Anything to save some $$$$

  17. jjackwagon says: Feb 19, 2014 1:07 PM

    He was running against CFL defenses on a wider field. Probably better reserve judgement until he runs against NFL defenses on an NFL field. That said, if he can stay healthy, he is still an upgrade over McFragile.

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