A year after claiming DE/OLB Jarvis Moss off the NFL scrap heap, the Oakland Raiders have decided they saw enough to bring him back to training camp. Moss agreed to terms on a one year deal worth $1.25 million and can officially sign the contract Friday at 3:00pm pacific.
Moss was originally drafted by the Denver Broncos who moved up in the first round to the 17th overall pick. Moss struggled throughout his time in Denver, starting initially at defensive end before moving to outside linebacker. He could never find his niche and was released midway through 2010 after playing in nine games.
The Raiders elected to sign Moss after they lost Trevor Scott to a season-ending knee injury in Week 11. Moss returned to defensive end and played in five games for the Raiders. Scott is expected to be eased back into the rotation as he is approximately seven months removed from knee surgery. This will give Moss some time to try and re-establish the skills that got him drafted in the first place. The pace of Scott's return from his knee injury could dictate the length of Moss' stay in silver and black.