Punter Waitman added to Raiders roster on July 26

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The Las Vegas Raiders roster now includes punter Corliss Waitman, who the club signed on Monday.

The free agent Waitman, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound punter, joins the Raiders after originally signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in May of 2020. Waitman spent his rookie offseason with the club after playing four years at South Alabama from 2015-18.

Over his career at South Alabama, the Milton, Fla., native appeared in 38 contests, finishing with a punting average of 41.7 and tallying 58 punts that were downed inside the 20-yard line. As a senior in 2018, he punted 67 times for 2,792 yards. As a junior, he was recognized as a first-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection after averaging a school-record 45.24 yards per punt.

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Raiders special teams stars punter AJ Cole, kicker Daniel Carlson, and long snapper Trent Sieg get ready for practice at the new Allegiant Stadium.

Waitman will provide competition for A.J. Cole, who has been the Raiders punter for the past two years. Last year, Cole averaged 44.1 yards per kick and also dropped 20 kicks inside the opponents 20 yard line. Training camp opens on Tuesday, July 27.

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have waived K Dominik Eberle.

Raiders roster moves on Sunday

On Sunday, the Raiders moved rookie safety Divine Deablo and third-year cornerback Isaiah Johnson to the active/physically unable to perform list. They also moved tackle Devery Hamilton to the non-football illness list and defensive tackle Darius Stills to the non-football injury list.