Raiders Worked Out Three Players Including S Dezmen Southward & DE Josh Boyd

Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that the Raiders brought in three players for workouts on Tuesday including S Dezmen Southward, DE Josh Boyd, and LB Ron Thompson.

Southward, 24, is a former third-round pick of the Falcons back in 2014. He lasted just over a year in Atlanta before he was cut and was later signed by the Colts to their practice squad.

The Colts brought Southward back in a future’s deal but he was waived with an injury settlement during the first week of the regular season.

In 2015, Southward appeared in three games and recorded one tackle for the Falcons.

Boyd, 27, is a former fifth-round pick of the Packers back in 2013. He was in the final year of his four-year, $2.25 million rookie contract and set to make a base salary of $675,000 for the 2016 season when the Packers waived him this past May.

The Seahawks brought Boyd in for a workout last week but did not sign him to a contract. This is the second team with reported interest in Boyd since the Packers cut him loose shortly after the 2016 NFL Draft.

He has been working his way back from a serious ankle injury that ended his 2015 season.

In 2015, Boyd appeared in two games for the Packers after he suffered a torn ligaments in addition to a broken bone in his ankle and was subsequently placed on season-ending injured reserve.

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