Former Oakland Raiders' Guard/Tackle Stephon Heyer Inks Deal with Jets

– May 30, 2012

Former Raiders offensive lineman Stephon Heyer has signed a deal with the New York Jets, according to sources.

Heyer, 28, played in twelve games, starting in two, for the Raiders in the 2011 campaign.  He is known for his versatility in being able to play both the guard and tackle positions.

The former Maryland Terrapin joins wide receiver Chaz Schilens and wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal who both made the transition from the Raiders to the Jets this offseason. 

Heyer and Schilens are only two of the several players to leave the Raiders as unrestricted free agents this offseason.  They join the likes of Michael Bush, Jason Campbell and Samson Satele as  just a few of the players that new General Manager Reggie McKenzie has decided to part ways with.

Thus far, safeties Tyvon Branch, (who was franchised) and Matt Giordano, along with offensive lineman Khalif Barnes are the only three unrestricted free agents to be retained by the Raiders.  Both Branch and Barnes are expected to be starters for Oakland once the season begins.

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