Raiders sign DT Ethan Westbrooks

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DT Ethan Westbrooks
Aug 7, 2019; Napa, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Ethan Westbrooks (63) during a training camp joint practice against the Los Angeles Rams at Napa Valley Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Las Vegas Raiders have signed free agent DT Ethan Westbrooks, the club announced Wednesday.

Westbrooks, a 6-foot-4, 287-pound defensive tackle, spent the 2020 offseason with the San Francisco 49ers and the 2019 offseason with the Raiders after spending the first five years of his career with the Rams. In 67 appearances with 11 starts, Westbrooks has compiled 79 tackles (53 solo), nine sacks, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He has also started in one postseason contest in which he recorded three stops (two).

DT Ethan Westbrooks played all 16 games for Rams in 2018

In his last season with the Rams in 2018, DT Ethan Westbrooks appeared in all 16 contests for the third consecutive campaign. He totaled eight tackles (five), registered one sack and added one pass defensed on the year. In 2017, he set career highs in both starts (nine) and sacks (four).

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Jonathan Hankins was added to help the Raiders pass rush.

He joins a competition at defensive tackle with Johnathan Hankins, Quinton Jefferson, Soloman Thomas and Darius Philon.

A native of Oakland, Calif., Westbrooks attended West Texas A&M during his collegiate career, where he earned first-team all-conference honors in 2012 and was named the Ron Lenz Division II National Defensive Player of the Year after tallying 19.5 sacks for the Buffaloes.

In a corresponding move, the club has waived CB Shaun Crawford.