While the Raiders visited with veteran pass-rusher Junior Galette, they added a couple of lesser-known defensive players Friday.
Oakland signed defensive end Armonty Bryant and cornerback Senquez Golson. Neither played in the NFL last year. Both are reclamation projects who will only count against the team’s salary cap if they make the roster. They are expected to be working on league-minimum contracts.
Bryant has played in 36 games since 2013 and had stints with Cleveland and Detroit. He has been suspended three times by the NFL, twice for substance abuse and one for performance-enhancing drugs. Bryant will be 28 in May.
Golson, 24, was a second-round pick of the Steelers in 2015. However, he never played for the Steelers after being injured his first two seasons. He was on Tampa Bay’s practice squad in 2017 and the Buccaneers did not re-sign him earlier this year.
These are both signing with an eye on training camp. Perhaps one or both players can pull a surprise and re-ignite their NFL careers by making the roster. Meanwhile, there was little word of a potential resolution with Galette, a reserve pass-rusher, as of the posting of this story.