Raiders sign fifth-round pick


The Raiders signed fifth-round pick DeAndre Washington Tuesday.

The 5-foot-8 Washington ran for more than 2,500 yards over his final two seasons at Texas Tech and became just the fifth player in school history to post multiple 1,000-yard rushing seasons.

Washington set career highs in carries (233), rushing yards (1,492), rushing average (6.4), rushing touchdowns (14), receptions (41) and receiving yards (385) as a senior. He figures to get a chance to be an immediate contributor with the Raiders as a kick returner and change-of-pace running back.

The Raiders announced 13 undrafted free agent signees earlier Tuesday. The Raiders will hold a rookie minicamp this weekend.