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Raiders sign 5th-round linebacker Neiron Ball to rookie contract

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ALAMEDA, California — The Oakland Raiders have signed fifth-round draft pick Neiron Ball.

The team announced the deal Thursday. Oakland has signed seven of its 10 draft picks.

Ball was selected 161st overall by the Raiders. He played four seasons at Florida, starting 16 of his 45 games over his career. He had 94 tackles, three sacks, one interception, four passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.


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