Raiders Sign DT Johnathan Hankins, Waive DE Shilique Calhoun

Adam Schefter reports that the Raiders are signing DT Johnathan Hankins to a one-year contract on Wednesday.

  • Ian Rapoport reports that the Raiders signed Hankins to a one-year contract worth $2 million that includes $1 million available in incentives.
  • According to Matt Schneidman, the Raiders are waiving DE Shilique Calhoun.

Hankins, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Giants back in 2013. He played out the final year of his rookie contract last year before signing a three-year, $27 million contract that included $14.5 million guaranteed with the Colts.

Hankins was set to make base salaries of $7.5 million and $8 million over the next two years of the agreement when the Colts released him in a move that cleared $8,468,750 of available cap space.

In 2017, Hankins appeared in 15 games for the Colts and recorded 44 tackles, two sacks, and three pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 20 interior defensive lineman out of 122 qualifying players.

We had him featured in our Top 50 Available 2018 NFL Free Agents list.

Calhoun, 26, is a former third-round pick of the Raiders back in 2016. He was in the second year of his four-year, $3.29 million contract and set to make a base salary of $565,000 when the Raiders cut him loose coming out of the preseason last year.

Oakland later signed him to their practice squad and eventually promoted him to their active roster midseason. The Raiders resigned Calhoun to exclusive rights deal this offseason.

In 2017, Calhoun appeared in nine games for the Raiders and recorded eight tackles and no sacks.

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