Raiders Sign Larry Asante

The Raiders have filled the open spot on their 53-man roster, announcing today in a press release that they’ve signed defensive back Larry Asante. The safety replaces linebacker Bojay Filimoeatu, who was cut yesterday, cleared waivers, and has been re-signed to Oakland’s practice squad.

Asante, 26, was on the Raiders’ roster during the preseason, but was waived with an injured designation during the team’s cutdown to 75 players and was later released from IR with a settlement. The former fifth-round pick worked out for Oakland last week, and the club apparently liked what it saw during that audition.

Since being selected 160th overall in 2010, Asante has spent time with the Browns, Buccaneers, and Colts, seeing limited action on defense and special teams. For his career, Asante has compiled 11 tackles, an interception, and a forced fumble. He’s not expected to play a significant role for the Raiders.

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