Archuleta provides depth for Oakland

August, 11, 2008
8/11/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

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Adam Archuleta had an impressive workout for the Raiders prior to them signing him today.

Archuleta ran a 4.55 40-yard dash and he did 38 repetitions of 225-pound bench press. Archuleta has long been known as a workout warrior and for bringing a lot of fire to a defense. The Raiders look at the signing as an extremely low risk move. He was signed for one year at $730,000.

Archuleta is moving from safety to outside linebacker in Oakland. The Raiders are looking for depth at the position and Archuleta is looking for a new lease on his career. After struggling in recent years at safety, Archuleta is hoping to enjoy a career resurgence at linebacker were he starred at college at Arizona State.

The Archuleta move backs up what Raiders' coach Lane Kiffin said. He is looking for more competition at the end of the roster. Winning teams go 53-men strong. That's' what Kiffin is looking for and that's why Archuleta was signed.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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