ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have claimed defensive end Lavar Edwards off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys.
The team also placed cornerback Chimdi Chekwa on injured reserve Monday.
Edwards was a fifth-round pick by Tennessee in 2013 before being traded to Dallas last season. He was waived Sunday by the Cowboys. Edwards has played in 11 career games.
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Oakland also announced its practice squad with former SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert joining the team after being cut by Detroit.
The other nine players were previously cut by Oakland: running back George Atkinson III; offensive linemen Mitch Bell and Dan Kistler; defensive linemen Shelby Harris, Leon Orr and Max Valles; defensive backs SaQwan Edwards and Tevin McDonald; and linebacker Josh Shirley.
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