Raiders sign CB Joselio Hanson

The Raiders continued to address their secondary by signing cornerback Joselio Hanson to a contract, today.  Hanson had visited with the team yesterday.

The team is likely to use Hanson as a slot corner with him working as the third corner behind Ron Bartell & Shawntae Spencer.  Hanson used used as a slot corner in Philadelphia & was successful in that role.  His release was a bit of a surprise in the league.

Terms of the signing were not released.  Hanson is a vested veteran and did not have to go through the waivers system.  He was, therefore, able to sign with whichever team he chose as a free agent.

As a vested veteran, if he is on the squad at the start of the regular season, which starts next week, his contract for he year becomes fully guaranteed.

Per ProFootballTalk.com, the team has waived CB DeMarcus Van Dyke as the corresponding move.  If true, it means that both the highly touted CBs the team drafted a year ago have been waived this year.  DVD was a camp standout but stood out in games for all the wrong reasons. 

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