You can cross one name off Ted Thompson’s final free-agent shopping bag.
According to Andrew Brandt of ESPN and National Football Post, free-agent defensive end Dave Tollefson agreed to a two-year, $2.5 million deal with the Oakland Raiders Friday.
Former Giant/Packer DE Dave Tollefson agrees with Oakland for 2 years, $2.5M.Good guy, good value for Reggie and the Raiders.
— Andrew Brandt (@adbrandt) April 7, 2012
Tollefson visited the Packers last weekend but left Green Bay without a contract agreement. Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette wrote that it remains “unclear” if the Packers even made Tollefson an offer.
A seventh-round pick of the Packers back in 2006, Tollefson spent a year on the team’s practice squad before brief stints in NFL Europe and Oakland. The last five seasons have all came with the New York Giants, where Tollefson played 63 games and tallied 10 career sacks and five forced fumbles.
Tollefson is a native of California, having attended Ygnacio Valley High School and Los Medanos College before moving on to Northwest Missouri State. Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie was also a member of the Packers’ front office when Tollefson was drafted in ’06.