Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 9/26/12

The Oakland Raiders have announced they signed linebacker Vic So'oto and wide receiver Tori Gurley tweeted he is a member of the team. Both So'oto and Gurley were former Green Bay Packers, where new general manager Reggie McKenzie was the director of player personnel last season.

“I'm officially an Oakland Raider!!! So blessed & thankful to be in the NFL,” @TGurley81 tweeted.

So'oto was an undrafted free agent signed by the Packers after the 2011 NFL Draft. He appeared in seven games last season mostly on special teams. The 6-3, 265 pound So'oto was released from the Packers after being placed on injury reserve August 31, 2012. In order to make room, the Raiders waived linebacker Carl Ihenacho.

With wide receivers Darrius Heyward-Bey dealing with his concussion and Jacoby Ford out for the season after Lisfranc surgery, Gurley will serve as the Raiders' fifth receiver. The 6-4, 235 pound South Carolina product went undrafted in the in the 2011 NFL Draft, but signed with the Packers. He spent last season on the Green Bay practice squad. After being released during finals cuts, he signed with the Minnesota Vikings.

So'oto and Gurley join cornerbacks Brandin Ross and Pat Lee as former Packers now on the Raiders roster.

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