Raiders sign FB Yurachek, waive FB Poggi

Ryan Yurachek (85), who played tight end at Marshall but is trying to make it as a fullback in the NFL, has signed with the Oakland Raiders.Photo Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

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The Oakland Raiders signed fullback Ryan Yurachek and waived fullback Henry Poggi, the team announced on Friday.

The 6-3, 240-pound Yurachek, signed last month with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Marshall, but was waived last week.

Yurachek played tight end at Marshall, where he was an All-Conference USA selection last season and totaled 143 catches for 1,354 and 26 touchdowns in 51 games over four seasons.

Before signing Yurachek, the only fullbacks on the Raiders’ roster were starter Keith Smith and Jamize Olawale.

Poggi signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan following rookie minicamp.