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Oakland Raiders sign running back Kory Sheets from CFL

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The Oakland Raiders signed running back Kory Sheets from the free agent market. Did the Raiders make this move to possibly cover the going away party for Darren McFadden? Who knows?

Anyway, it was reported on Wednesday that Sheets signed with the Raiders. Sheets came from the Canadian Football League playing for the Saskatchewan Roughriders for the last two seasons. Last season, Sheets and Roughriders were the CFL champions.

Before that, Sheets was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 2009 but never got any real playing time. That came later with the Miami Dolphins; however, Sheets did not do much there either.

Kory Sheets made his bones playing in the CFL in the last two seasons. While there, he accumulated 2,875 yards with 23 touchdowns in 516 carries.

While Sheets has a very respectable record with the CFL, he still doesn’t have much to say in the NFL. However, maybe it took that trip to Canada in order to prove what he is worth.

Also, the Oakland Raiders are making a pretty smart move, since the only running back that proved anything last year was Rashad Jennings.

Many will also ask or are asking if this is a sign that Darren McFadden is definitely out. Who really knows?

The only thing the Raider Nation knows is that McFadden will try the free agency market. He can go ahead and try all he wants.

With Kory Sheets fortifying the backup role in the back, the Oakland Raiders should be OK in that department. Yes, the O-line needs a tune up, but the Raiders have money to do that this time around.

In the end, the Raider Nation will have to wait and see what happens during the draft, and how the Raiders will spend the extra cash.

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