Las Vegas adds a grab car.
The Raiders signed former Green Bay Packers and New York Giants linebacker Blake Martinez to their practice team.
A somewhat unexpected turn of events resulted in Martinez being cut by the Giants shortly before the start of the season. Martínez played in the 2022 preseason, but due to an ACL injury, he only played three games in 2021.
Martinez’s limited campaign broke a streak of four consecutive seasons in which he had over 140 tackles.
The Las Vegas defense currently ranks 23rd in the NFL in scoring and 22nd in yards. Although Denzel Perryman was solid at center, he suffered a concussion on Sunday, while wingers Jayon Brown and Devine Deablo struggled. Martinez, who visited the Baltimore Ravens a few weeks prior, could potentially improve the Raiders linebacker corps with experience and a proven track record of accumulating tackle.