Reports: Raiders sign DTs Hankins, McDonald


The Oakland Raiders signed defensive tackles Johnathan Hankins and Clinton McDonald, according to multiple reports Wednesday.

Hankins, 26, was released by the Indianapolis Colts in March. The Ohio State product was a second-round draft pick of the New York Giants in 2013.

He played just one season for the Colts, recording 44 tackles and 2.0 sacks in 15 games, after signing a three-year, $27 million deal in April 2017.

McDonald, 31, was released by the Denver Broncos when they trimmed their roster to 53. He had spent the previous four seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and recorded 29 tackles and 5.0 sacks in 14 games last season. He was a seventh-round pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2009 draft.

The moves come after the Raiders saw defensive tackles P.J. Hall (ankle) and Justin Ellis (foot) sustain injuries in their Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Both players didn’t take part in practice Wednesday.

The Raiders also announced that they waived linebacker Shilique Calhoun, a third-round pick by the team in the 2016 draft.

–Field Level Media


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