Raiders add DB

October, 1, 2011
10/01/11
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The Raiders made a minor roster move, but an interesting one Saturday on the eve of a crucial game against New England.

Oakland promoted safety Ron Parker from the practice squad and released receiver/punt returner Nick Miller.

Miller, who struggled as a returner, became expendable with the health of receiver Jacoby Ford. He is re-joining the returning mix. Parker, who was recently signed to the practice squad, was promoted because Oakland has some injury concerns in the secondary and they’ll need all the reinforcements they can get against the Patriots’ powerful aerial assault. Safety Michael Huff is questionable with a concussion.

Parker is an interesting player. I‘ve been following him since the spring. He has terrific measurables. He is 6-foot-2, 210 pounds and he runs a blazing 4.28. He played at tiny Newberry College. Had he went to a big school, I bet he would have been drafted. He was signed by Seattle as a free agent and he was cut last month.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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