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.