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Raiders sign TE Kyle Auffray

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The Raiders, who were down to four healthy tight ends, have added a little reinforcement at the position, officially signing Kyle Auffray on Sunday, the club said.

In a corresponding roster move, Oakland waived kicker Kevin Goessling.

The 27-year-old Auffray was last with the Browns, who waived him on Monday after six days with the club. Auffray (6-6, 254) has also spent time with the Patriots (2014) and Cardinals (2013). He played collegiately at Mississippi State and New Hampshire.

Two of the Raiders’ 90 roster spots are held by injured tight ends. Nick Kasa (ACL) is likely out for the season, while David Ausberry (knee surgery) is sidelined for the time being.

Auffray will vie to stay on the roster beyond Oakland’s cut to 75 players on August 26. If he remains on the roster for the last preseason game on August 28, he could play quite a few snaps, as the Raiders are likely to be resting starters and secure backups for some or all of the contest.

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9 Responses to “Raiders sign TE Kyle Auffray”
  1. JMClarkent says: Aug 17, 2014 7:35 PM

    Jermichael Finley must either be shot or want a Brinks truck; that is the only reason that I can fathom for him not being signed.

  2. radrntn says: Aug 17, 2014 7:50 PM

    I heard Ausberry should be back in the next 5 to 10 days….nothing wrong with depth …..especially with Scott Simonson getting his helmet knocked off last week.

  3. therealraider says: Aug 17, 2014 8:08 PM

    SUPER BOWL !!!!!! Lol

  4. thirdistheworrd says: Aug 17, 2014 8:55 PM

    Story of the offseason right here. Guess this is what we get when their are no new developments with the Redskins name.

  5. whatjusthapped says: Aug 17, 2014 10:03 PM

    Finley is one hit away from a wheelchair, no matter how much you want to win, its unconscionable to sign him. The Vikings, who never pass on a ex-Packer, aren’t even willing to take the plunge and they are a last place team too.

  6. hanspard says: Aug 17, 2014 10:35 PM

    So…..why not IR Kasa to open a spot?

  7. dalcow4 says: Aug 17, 2014 11:08 PM

    “With the first pick in the 2015 NFL draft, the Oakland Raiders select…”

  8. JSpicoli says: Aug 17, 2014 11:21 PM

    No mention of Simonson.
    Meh

  9. raiderufan says: Aug 18, 2014 7:39 AM

    I think they really like Murphy. 6-4, 250 lbs, with 4.7 wheels…he put up 25 for 417 yards across only 7 games due to injury at utah.

    Murph, Rivera and Leonhardt while Ausberry’s potential lights IR on fire.

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