Raiders ink seventh rounders, add DE


The Oakland Raiders have announced the signing of two seventh-round draft picks, cornerback T.J. Carrie and safety Jonathan Dowling, as well as signing Mississippi State rookie free agent defensive end Denico Autry.

In two seasons with the Bulldogs – the 6-foot-6, 265-pound Autry transferred in from East Mississippi Community College, where he helped win a national junior college championship – he had 73 tackles, six sacks and three forced fumbles.

With the Raiders’ roster at 90 players, the corresponding roster move for the Autry signing was Oakland waiving defensive tackle David Carter.

UPDATE: The Raiders also announced the signing of defensive end Shelby Harris, bringing all three of their seventh rounders under contract.

The Raiders have signed four of their eight draft picks, including No. 5 overall selection Khalil Mack.