Raiders put Carlos Rogers on IR

The Oakland Raiders announced on Saturday that cornerback Carlos Rogers will be placed on the injured reserve, shutting him down for the remainder of the year.

Rogers appeared in seven games, all starts, for Oakland this season, totaling 45 tackles (32 solo), three passes defensed and one forced fumble before going down with a knee injury.

The team also confirmed that they have promoted running back George Atkinson III to the active roster.

Atkinson originally signed with the Raiders as an undrafted in May 2014 before being waived at the end of training camp and signed to the practice squad on Sept. 1.

The 6-foot-1 218-pounder played three years at Notre Dame, appearing in 37 games as a running back and kick returner. Atkinson posted 943 rushing yards on 153 attempts (6.3 avg.) and 10 touchdowns. As a returner, he returned 88 kickoffs for 2,136 yards and two touchdowns, setting a school record for kickoff return yards.

His father, George Atkinson, Jr., played 10 seasons for the Silver and Black, helping the team to a Super Bowl XI title.

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