Ron Chenoy, USA Today Sports

The Oakland Raiders have signed linebacker Cory James

The Oakland Raiders have signed linebacker Cory James

The Oakland Raiders have signed their sixth-round draft pick, linebacker Cory James.

James was selected 194th overall in last months draft after playing in 51 games (46 starts) over four seasons at Colorado State. In his collegiate career, James totaled 230 tackles, 24 sacks, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and three passes defensed. His 24 sacks rank fourth on the school's all-time sacks list.

A native of Del Rio, Texas, James posted a career-high 65 tackles as a senior in 2015 and set a career high eight sacks as a sophomore. He set a school record for most sacks by a freshman with 7.5, earning Freshman All-American honors from the Football Writers Association of America.


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