Aug 16, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; A detail of a Oakland Raiders helmet on the field before a preseason game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Oakland Raiders sign Kory Sheets


The Oakland Raiders will likely have some turnover in their backfield this offseason and knowing this, the team has signed free agent Kory Sheets.

Sheets worked out for the team a few weeks ago and apparently impressed, leading to the signing.

Per CFMagazine.com

We are hearing Kory Sheets has signed with the Oakland Raiders of the NFL confirmation to come shortly

Sheets was signed by the San Francisco 49ers in 2009 as an undrafted free agent out of Purdue. He didn’t make his NFL debut until later that season though, which came with the Miami Dolphins.

Eventually Sheets found his way out of the NFL and has spent the past two seasons playing in the CFL where he was named the MVP and lead the Saskatchewan RoughRiders to a CFL Championship this past season.

Terms of the contract have yet to be released, though given Sheets status, we’d have to assume it’s relatively team friendly and short in length.

Sheets put up 2,875 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns on 516 carries the past two years – very respectable numbers in the CFL.

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  • jzgames11

    Nice signing , low risk with some potential . Hopefully we wait til next years draft to grab a qb , as that class is better than this years imo. Let’s draft/fa for our lines , maybe Sammy Watkins for a playmaker , and shoot for mariota or Winston next year.I know a lot of Raider fans don’t believe in Pryor, but let him play next year and see what he has for the entire year.He at least makes the game interesting to watch. Our schedule is so tough, and boring to watch mcgloin.Just my 2 cents .Love the Raiders win or lose, stop whining “Raiders” fans and support your team!