Gehlken adds that the Raiders also considered LS Drew Scott, but they apparently felt better about moving forward with Sieg as DePaola’s replacement.
You can expect the Raiders to place DePaola on injured reserve in the coming days.
DePaola, 31, wound up signing on with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out Rutgers back in 2012. He spent over five years in Tampa Bay before the Buccaneers waived him at the start of the 2017 season and he was later claimed off of waivers by the bears.
The Raiders signed DePaola to a four-year, $4.27 million contract this past March.
In 2017, DePaola appeared in all 16 games for the Bears and recorded one tackle.