Jay Alford Joins the Raiders

Free agent defensive tackle Jay Alford has agreed to terms with the Oakland Raiders, reports Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com.

Terms were not disclosed.

A third-round pick (81st overall) out of Penn State by the New York Giants in 2007, Alford was credited with 16 tackles, including 3.5 quarterback sacks, while started three of 32 games between 2007-08.

Alford also has 7 tackles and a quarterback sack in 5 playoff games, with his sack coming on a 2nd-and-10 play with 25 seconds remaining in the Giants' win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.

Alford spent 2009 on injured reserve with a knee injury, but the 6-3, 304-pounder appeared in all four of the Giants' pre-season games before he was released on 9/4.

The Raiders, who are projected to start Tommie Kelly and Richard Seymour at defensive tackle, with John Henderson and Desmond Bryant rotating in, will need to make a corresponding roster move before officially signing Alford.

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