Earlier this month, Silva shared with PFT Planet the story of Andre Hardy, a former basketball player hoping to follow in the footsteps of Jimmy Graham, Tony Gonzalez, and Antonio Gates.
Hardy, who played college basketball for two years at Cal State Fullerton after two years at Oral Roberts, held a Pro Day workout on April 4. Eight days later, he has a new job.
The Raiders have announced that Hardy has signed a contract with the team.
Hardy’s father, Andre, spent three years in the NFL, with the Eagles, Seahawks, and 49ers.