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Former Tennessee Defensive End LaTroy Lewis Signs with the Oakland Raiders

A great opportunity for a former Vol.

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Former Tennessee Volunteer LaTroy Lewis has found a home in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders, per a post from his own Twitter account.

Lewis was apparently impressive in Oakland’s rookie mini-camp sessions. The Raiders didn’t waste any time — they went ahead and inked him to a three year deal. Other terms of the deal have not yet been released.

LaTroy was nothing more than a role player at Tennessee, so it’s great to see a guy like this get a shot at the next level. He actually turned into a key piece for the Vols late last season when the depth up front kept taking on new injuries. He was lacking some size, but Lewis filled in at defensive tackle where the Vols were hurting the most.

Lewis was a four year player for the Volunteers, playing in over 20 games during his final two seasons in Knoxville. He finished his career with 4.5 sacks, 77 tackles and 12 tackles for loss. Lewis will get a shot to stick during training camp as a reserve edge rusher for the Raiders. We’ll be pulling for him!