Raiders sign Owen Schmitt

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Owen Schmitt’s tryout in Oakland went well.

The Raiders announced on Tuesday that they have signed Schmitt, a free agent fullback who played the last two seasons with the Eagles after playing two seasons before that for the Seahawks.

Schmitt played in all 16 games for the Eagles last season, starting five of them at fullback. He has been used exclusively as a blocker for most of his career, although in 2010 the Eagles got him involved in the passing game a bit and he had a career-high 19 catches for 136 yards and a touchdown.

The Seahawks took Schmitt in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL draft after an excellent college career at West Virginia that culminated with a Fiesta Bowl game in which he had a 57-yard “runaway beer truck” touchdown run.