NFL Football

Raiders sign undrafted free agent fullback Ryan Yurachek

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Undrafted free agent fullback Ryan Yurachek has signed with the Oakland Raiders.

The team announced his addition Friday, and Yurachek is likely to enter training camp as a backup on the depth chart.

Keith Smith is the projected starting fullback for coach Jon Gruden's team. Smith, who joins fullback Jamize Olawale on the roster and is a converted linebacker, played only sparingly on offense with the Cowboys, but was an important part of the special teams under coordinator Rich Bisaccia, who now holds the same job with the Raiders.

Last month, Yurachek signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Marshall, but was released last week.

Also Friday, Oakland waived fullback Henry Poggi. He had signed in May.

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Updated June 22, 2018

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