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Raiders place S Asante on IR


The Oakland Raiders placed safety Larry Asante on injured reserve Saturday and signed safety Ras-I Dowling and linebacker Bojay Filimoeatu from the practice squad to the active roster.

Asante had 23 tackles (18 solo) and one forced fumble in six games this year.

Dowling was signed to the Raiders’ practice squad on Sept. 1. He was originally a second-round draft pick of the New England Patriots in 2011. He spent two seasons with the Patriots before joining the New York Jets in 2013. In nine NFL games, he has 10 tackles (seven solo) and one pass breakup.

Filimoeatu signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent in May out of Utah. In five games, he has 10 tackles (two solo).

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