Raiders Claim CB Coye Francies from Seattle
Oren Shiri – Aug 29, 2012
Tuesday night the Oakland Raiders added depth to the cornerback position by claiming cornerback Coye Francies off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks, according to Adam Caplin.
Francies was a sixth round draft selection in the 2009 NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns, where he spent two seasons before falling out of the league last season. In his second season in the NFL he battled a nagging groin injury that caused him to begin the season on the physically unable to perform list.
Francies only played in eight games during his career. In those games he made seven tackles and one pass deflection.
After sitting out the entire 2011 season he spent training camp with the Seahawks who released him earlier in the week after the preliminary round roster cuts.
Francies played the majority of his college football at San Jose State University after transferring from Oregon State. He had a total of 69 tackles, (45 solo) three interceptions and two forced fumbles. Francies also was a kick returner and had six returned kicks for 148 yards and ten punts for 29 yards. In 2008 he was named 2nd Team All-WAC.
He now finds himself competing for a spot on the Raiders' 53-man roster to add to the depth in the already crowded defense backfield.
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