The Raiders announced that they have claimed linebacker Ray Ray Armstrong off waivers from the Rams. To make room on the roster, the Raiders have placed fellow linebacker Kaluka Maiava on the reserve/injured list. The moves were first reported by Field Yates of ESPN.com (Twitter link) and Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link), respectively.
Armstrong, a University of Miami product, was originally signed by the Rams as an UDFA in May of last year. The 25-year-old made the team out of training camp and appeared in 16 games as a rookie, playing primarily on special teams. He led the team with 12 special teams stops in 2013 and this season he saw action in four games before being waived.
Maiava, 27, has been hampered by a hamstring injury this season but has appeared in all four of the Raiders’ games with two starts to his credit. Over six seasons with the Browns and Raiders, Maiava has amassed 147 tackles and 4.5 sacks.