Raiders sign Rasul Douglas

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The Raiders announced an addition to their secondary on Monday.

Cornerback Rasul Douglas is the new member of the club. He is the first outside addition of the offseason for a cornerback group that also includes Damon Arnette, Trayvon Mullen, Amik Robertson, Nevin Lawson, and Isaiah Johnson.

Douglas was a third-round pick by the Eagles in 2017 and took part in their Super Bowl LII win as a rookie. He remained with the team until being cut ahead of last season. The Panthers claimed Douglas and he started 11 of the 14 games he played in Carolina.

Douglas has 180 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, five interceptions, and 34 passes defensed over the course of his career.

6 responses to “Raiders sign Rasul Douglas

  1. Mayock & Gruden. The worst drafting tandem for the last 5 years. That’s not me, it’s NFL.com saying it.

  2. I actually thought the Panthers would keep him. He came right in last year and played very well. Good pick up for the Raiders.

  3. “And in comes Douglas comes on this third and long. The snap…Herbert drops back, looking…looking…TOUCHDOWN Keenan Allen!!!”

  4. Okay…I see I have angered Raider nation.

    In all seriousness, Raiders fans…

    As an Eagles fan I was stoked on this kid when they drafted him. He was a Joe Douglas pick who had done well at every level before the NFL. And I do think that his poor performance in Philly had a lot to do with Jim Schwartz’s inability to find a fit for him.

    He’s not without his strengths: he has ball hawking tendencies and he’s an above average hitter.

    However, his drawbacks are tough to overlook: lack of speed means he can’t play on an island, lets receivers get behind him too easily, and isn’t great at tracking the deep ball once it’s in the air.

    We saw him get burned a lot, but he did some good things, too.

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