Raiders workout five receivers

Similar to last week, the Oakland Raiders again brought in five wide receivers for a tryout, including a player that was in camp. They also lost defensive end Dave Tollefson from the practice squad, who was signed by the New York Giants.

Alvis Whitted was among the five wide receivers to tryout for the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday. Whitted, who came to camp with the club, amazingly went through the same workout as the rest of those on hand in his bid to rejoin the club.

Whitted caught 74 passes over a career that began in 1998 and his 27 receptions last year set a career-high.

Rod Garner, a former first-round pick of the Washington Redskins in 2001, was among the contingent. He spent four years with the Skins. Gardner had a productive stint with Washington, catching 214 passes with 21 touchdowns.

After getting buried on the Carolina Panthers roster, Gardner was released in 2005 and was signed a few days later by the Green Bay Packers. He went to camp the following season with the Packers but was released before the start of the season before joining Kansas City. He has 242 career receptions for 3,165 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Bryan Gilmore signed as an undrafted free agent with the Arizona Cardinals in 2000. After spending four years with the Cardinals, Gilmore joined Miami for two seasons and was with San Francisco in 2006 and through the 2007 training camp before being released on the final cutdown.

Gilmore caught 46 passes over his career for 683 yards with five touchdowns. He also spent some time as a kickoff returner. His main role has been on special teams on the coverage team.

On the same day Gilmore worked out with Oakland, San Francisco called him and offered him a position on the active roster. He accepted and headed across the bay.

Courtney Roby was a third-round pick of the Tennessee Titans in 2005 after performing well at the Senior Bowl. He amassed 23 receptions over his two-year career with the Titans for 317 yards with one touchdown. He also returned 22 kicks as a rookie for 495 yards. The Titans released Roby at the end of the 2007 training camp.

Brandon Williams was taken in the third-round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. He split his time as a rookie between kickoff and punt returns. He took 16 kickoffs back for 380 yards and 22 punts for 147 yards. He played in three games for the Niners this year, fumbling a key punt that led to a St. Louis touchdown in their one-point loss to the Rams last week. He averaged just 6.4 yards per return on five punt returns this season.

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