The Oakland Raiders have had to constantly shuffle their roster during the draining 16-game season of the National Football League. With injuries happening left and right, each head coach has to implement new strategies and players in order to fit into the scheme they want to execute.
On Friday afternoon, the team made a roster transaction in order to compensate for another injury. Tackle Takoby Cofield, who had an undisclosed injury, has been placed on the practice squad-injured list. The Raiders then signed offensive guard Ian Silberman to their practice squad.
Silberman is a sixth round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers in the 2015 NFL draft. The 190th overall selection came from Boston College, where he dominated the offensive line. Silberman also had experience playing with the New England Patriots organization and the Washington Redskins as well.
With injuries to players like Vadal Alexander, Menelik Watson and Lee Smith, Silberman has an opportunity to make a name for himself. He appeared in one game for the 49ers during the 2015 season.
Cofield is an undrafted player coming from Duke University. Cofield’s injury put a dampening on any potential action during the 2016 season, but he remains positive towards a progressive 2017 season.
The Raiders take on the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, attempting to remain perfect on the road.