Raiders News: Team Releases Korey Toomer, Signs Demetrius Cherry

The Oakland Raiders announced Tuesday that linebacker Korey Toomer’s practice squad contract was terminated, and in a corresponding move, the team signed defensive tackle Demetrius Cherry to the practice squad.

Toomer, who has since been signed by the San Diego Chargers, was a fifth round pick by the Seattle Seahawks in 2012 out of Idaho.

Toomer has played in 18 career NFL games, most recently playing 10 games for the Raiders in 2015. After spending two seasons on the Seahawks practice squad the 27-year-old spent time with both the St. Louis Rams and Dallas Cowboys in 2014 before coming to Oakland. In four preseason games for Oakland this year, he had 19 tackles and one forced fumble.

Cherry is an undrafted rookie out of Arizona State who spent the preseason with the San Francisco 49ers. In 25 games (8 starts) over two seasons at Arizona State Cherry had 37 tackles, 0.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss. Last year he appeared in all 13 games (2 starts) and had 19 tackles.

While he is just on the practice squad as of now, Cherry provides interior defensive line depth for Oakland, a position they have struggled at this season.