Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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The Oakland Raiders signed cornerback Joselio Hanson and in a bit of a surprise move waived training camp stand out cornerback DeMarcus Van ****. Van **** started off the 2012 training camp with lots of buzz, but was unable to translate his practice play to games.

Hanson played six seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles after playing one season with the San Francisco 49ers. He was an undrafted free agent after the 2003 NFL Draft, that has appeared in 104 career games with 19 starts and four interceptions. The 5-10, 185 pound Hanson is 31 years old and will compete to be the third cornerback in Oakland.

Meanwhile, the Raiders will give up on 2011 third round NFL Draft pick Van ****. The 6-1, 185 pound cornerback played in 14 games making 4 starts last season for the Raiders. The 23 year old now tries to find a new home and mostly likely will because of his size and 4.3 second speed. In a bit of a surprise move the Raiders elected to keep newly acquired Coye Francies, over Van **** because he is a special teams asset.

The Raiders also filled the four remaining spots on their practice squad with cornerback Chimdi Chekwa, running back Jeremy Stewart, center Colin Miller, and defensive tackle Vaughn Meatoga. That means even if Van **** did not get signed elsewhere, the Raiders have no room for him on the practice squad. 

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