Raiders Sign Defensive End Kasim Edebali To Take Gareon Conley’s Roster Spot
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The Oakland Raiders signed free agent defensive end Kasim Edebali to take Gareon Conley‘s vacated roster spot after the cornerback was traded to the Houston Texans for a third-round draft pick.

Edabali originally went undrafted out of Boston College in 2014 and has played six NFL seasons. He has played with a variety of teams, including the New Orleans Saints, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Cincinnati Bengals and most recently the Philadelphia Eagles.

The German-born player has appeared in 62 career contests, totaling 49 tackles, eight sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He spent training camp with the Eagles before being cut just before the start of the season, and nows heads to Oakland.

It is no secret that the Raiders’ pass rush can use some help, so the hope is that Edebali can provide that moving forward.

After a 3-3 start to the season, the Raiders are currently at a crossroads with the trade deadline less than a week away. Trading Conley signifies Oakland may stand pat and not trade away draft capital to improve their pass rush or defense in general, but it has been reported that they are looking to add win-now pieces ahead of the deadline. However it shakes out, the Raiders are in a solid position moving forward.