Raiders sign small-school standout


The Oakland Raiders have signed small-school standout, receiver Derrick Carrier.

His agent, Ron Slavin, said Saturday night that the Beloit College receiver has agreed to terms with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent. Carrier visited the Raiders and they considered drafting him.

Carrier has terrific measurables.

He is 6-foot-3, 240 pounds and ran a 4.49 40-yard dash. He has a 40-inch vertical jump and did a three-cone run in 6.69 seconds, which is off the charts.

Most important, Carrier has shown he can produce. He had 75 catches and 12 touchdowns last season. The only knock on this specimen is the level of competition he has faced.

He is probably a candidate for the practice squad. The Raiders are crowded at receiver and just picked Arizona receiver Juron Criner, who has a strong chance to make the team. He was the No. 168 pick.