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It didn’t take very long for new Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie to go back to his old roots in search of talent.
Thursday evening the Raiders announced the signing of former Green Bay Packers cornerback Brandon Underwood.
Underwood is nothing to really brag about and he does come with some off the field issues. He was a sixth round draft pick in 2009 from Cincinnati, that only appeared in 11 regular-season games as a rookie and 12 in 2010. Underwood totaled 21 tackles in 23 games over his two seasons with the Packers, 16 of which came on special teams. Underwood has never started at the NFL level.
Underwood was released by the Packers after the 2011 preseason. He has an asterisks due to his character issues, something you would’ve thought the Raiders were moving away from with their new regime.
Underwood was suspended by the league for two games and fined after allegedly ripping a necklace from his wife on the night the Packers received their Super Bowl XLV rings. Prior to that incident Underwood plead no contest to a prostitution charge. Additionally he injured his knee during a practice game during the preseason last August. Leading to his eventual release by the Packers and him missing the entire 2011 NFL season.
For now Underwood fills the role previously held by Stanford Routt, who officially was release by the Raiders last week.
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The Oakland Raiders have announced through their Twitter account, and on their website that they have signed DB Brandon Underwood to a new contract. Terms of the contract were not announced. The Green Bay Packers announced Underwood’s release back on 9/3/2011. Underwood had been with the team since being drafted in the 6th round by [...]
The Oakland Raiders signed former Green Bay Packers defensive back Brandon Underwood late Thursday.
The team announced the news on Twitter, but did not divulge the terms of the pact.
Green Bay released Underwood in September following his arrest related to a physical altercation with his estranged wife after the team's Super Bowl ring ceremony.
Underwood had ripped a pendant...
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