Raiders sign LB Lofton

Alameda, CA ( - The Oakland Raiders signed linebacker Curtis Lofton on Wednesday.

Lofton joins the Raiders after spending the last three seasons with the New Orleans Saints. A defensive team captain the past two years, Lofton had 144 tackles in 2014.

Prior to joining the Saints, Lofton played for the Falcons, which drafted him in the second round in 2008. The Oklahoma product has 884 tackles, seven sacks and thee interceptions in 112 NFL games.