Raiders Sign DB D.J. Killings, Place FB Ryan Yurachek On IR

The Oakland Raiders officially signed DB D.J. Killings to a contract and placed FB Ryan Yurachek on their injured reserve after he passed through waivers unclaimed. 

You can expect the Seahawks to eventually cut Yuracheck loose with a settlement once he’s healthy.

Killings, 23, signed on with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Central Florida back in 2017. New England elected to waive him as they trimmed their roster down to the 53-man limit, and he was later waived with an injury settlement.

After a year with the Eagles, Killing signed on to the Colts’ practice squad last year. He had a brief stint with the Packers before returning to the Colts. Unfortunatley, Indianapolis cut him loose a few weeks ago. 

During his four-year college career, Killings recorded 99 total tackles, eight tackles for loss, one sack, five interceptions, 17 pass defenses, one forced fumble, and scored one defensive touchdown.

Yuracheck, 22, signed on with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Marshall back in May of last year. He only lasted a month with New Orleans before signing on with the Raiders. 

Yurachek spent the 2018 season on Oakland’s practice squad and re-signed to a futures contract back in January. He was waived on Wednesday with an injury designation. 

He was a first-team Conference USA selection during his senior year at Marshall. 

During his four-year college career at Marshall, Yurachek caught 143 passes for 1,354 (9.5 YPC) to go along with 26 touchdowns. He also rushed for 40 yards on three carries and no touchdowns.

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