Vegas Raiders News: Raiders sign two free agents to compete on defense

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Nov 15, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Buffalo Bills linebacker Darron Lee (52) against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Las Vegas Raiders news this week after the minicamp ended was about competition. The Raiders took a couple of steps to bolster their defensive depth with the Thursday signing of free agents De’Vante Bausby and Darron Lee, the club announced Thursday.

Bausby comes over to the Raiders with five years of experience at cornerback, most recently with the Arizona Cardinals last season. He also played for the Denver Broncos (2019-20), Philadelphia Eagles (2018), Chicago Bears (2016), and Kansas City Chiefs (2015). The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Bausby came into the league as an undrafted free agent and has appeared in 20 games with three starts. He has recorded 58 tackles with eight passes defended.

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Oct 18, 2020; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback De’Vante Bausby (41) celebrates after New England Patriots wide receiver N’Keal Harry (15) cannot catch a fourth down pass late in the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Lee, a 6-foot-1 and 232-pound linebacker, was initially the 20th overall pick by the New York Jets in the 2016 draft and played three seasons in New York before moving on to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2019 and the Buffalo Bills in 2020. Lee has started 38 games in his career and has appeared in 58 games overall. He has 260 tackles (168 solos), four sacks, three interceptions, 11 passes defended, and two forced fumbles. He returned one interception for a touchdown. 

As part of these moves, the Raiders waived CB TJ Morrison. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @VegasSports2Day for the latest Vegas Raiders news and content.