Six players from the Oakland Raiders practice squad have been signed to reserve/future contracts, the team announced today. Guard Jason Foster, defensive back Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, wide receiver Travionte Session, tackle Jason Slowey, linebacker Jerrell Harris, and tight end Mickey Shuler agreed to deals.
The 6-2, 190 pound Session was signed by the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Nevada. He sent the preseason with the team and recorded a catch in all four games. He totaled four catches for 48 yards in the preseason and signed to the Oakland practice squad September 1, spending the year there.
Owusu-Ansah was originally drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played in 10 games for Dallas before moving to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars where he made two starts and played in four games. The 6-0, 210 pound defensive back had two stints on the Raiders practice squad this season.
Foster and Slowey are two offensive line prospects that signed to the Raiders practice squad in late October. Slowey was drafted in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. Foster was undrafted and spent time with the Indianapolis Colts before coming to Oakland.
Harris played his college football at Alabama, but went undrafted in 2012. He was part of the Jaguars and New England Patriots before coming to the Raiders. The 6-3, 240 pound linebacker joined the Raiders in late November.
Shuler was drafted in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. He played his college football at Penn State. After being let go by the Vikings, the 6-4, 250 pound Shuler signed with the Miami Dolphins playing in six games, catching two passes for 44 yards during the 2010 season. He dad is a former All-Pro tight end for the New York Jets.
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