Tollefson Agrees to Deal with Oakland Raiders

The Raiders reportedly agreed to a deal with the free-agent pass-rusher Friday.

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.

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.

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April 07, 2012 at 09:51 am

A better deal for him. And honestly, I just don't see how he'd have made us better, but he'll fit in at DE in the Raiders 4/3 really well.

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Chris's picture

April 07, 2012 at 10:37 am

Thank you for not signing with the Pack.

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April 07, 2012 at 04:28 pm

Good.

GBP 4 LIFE

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ZeroTolerance's picture

April 07, 2012 at 05:14 pm

What a loss.

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