Raiders Promote LB James Cowser


The Oakland Raiders announced Tuesday that they’ve promoted LB James Cowser to their active roster.

Cowser will take the roster spot of CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday.

Cowser, 28, wound up going undrafted out of Southern Utah before signing a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Raiders back in 2016. Unfortunately, the Raiders waived him with an injury designation and he later reverted to their injured reserve list after clearing waivers.

Oakland decided to cut him loose with an injury settlement before signing him to their practice squad and eventually promoting him to their active roster towards the end of the 2016 season.

Cowser returned to the Raiders this past April on a one-year exclusive rights contract but was waived coming out of the preseason and eventually re-signed to their practice squad.

In 2017, Cowser appeared in all 16 games for the Raiders and recorded 23 tackles, a forced fumble and two recoveries.

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