The Raiders have signed free agent fullback Owen Schmitt, previously of the Philadelphia Eagles, reuniting him with Gregg Knapp, the Raiders’ offensive coordinator who was the Seahawks offensive coordinator in 2009 when Schmitt played for them. Schmitt, once one of the league’s most promising young fullbacks as a 5th round pick, has seen his promise go south over the past few years thanks to injuries.
Schmitt is a long shot to make the Raiders’ 53 man roster because they already have a solid fullback in Marcel Reese and most teams don’t carry more than one. Schmitt was likely just signed for practice purposes as Reese is skipping practices after not yet signing his exclusive rights tender. Schmitt could make the roster as a pure special teamer, but it’s unlikely.