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Raiders re-sign 10 players


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The Oakland Raiders on Wednesday announced the re-signing of 10 players, all restricted or exclusive-rights free agents.

The restricted free agents were wide receivers Andre Holmes and Rod Streater, safeties Larry Asante and Brandian Ross and punter Marquette King.

The exclusive-rights free agents were defensive end Denico Autry, tight end Brian Leonhardt, offensive tackle Matt McCants, fullback Jamize Olawale and cornerback Neiko Thorpe.

Holmes led the Raiders with 693 receiving yards in 2014, also posting career highs with 47 receptions and four touchdowns.

Streater, an undrafted free agent in 2012, missed the last 13 games of 2014 with a foot injury. He led the team with 60 receptions for 888 yards in 2013 and has 108 catches for 1,556 yards and eight TDs in 35 games (19 starts).

King has averaged 46.8 yards per punt in two seasons since replacing All-Pro Shane Lechler. After leading the NFL with a 48.9 average in 2013, King set franchise records in 2014 with 109 punts and 4,930 yards.

Asante has played 23 games, including six for the Raiders in 2014, and tallied 34 tackles, an interception and two forced fumbles.

Ross has played in 43 games, starting 24, over the last three seasons. He has 183 tackles (119 solo), two interceptions, two sacks, 14 passes defensed and two forced fumbles.

Autry, an undrafted free agent in 2014, played in 10 games last season, totaling 13 tackles.

Leonhardt, an undrafted free agent in 2013, played in 12 games last season, catching six passes for 35 yards and a touchdown.

McCants has played in 24 games for the Raiders since 2013.

Olawale caught five passes for 18 yards and his first two touchdowns last season. He finished second on the team with seven special-teams tackles.

Thorpe played a key role on special teams in 2014, tallying six tackles.

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