Raiders claim LB Chase Thomas

The Oakland Raiders announced Tuesday that they have claimed former Saints rookie LB Chase Thomas off of waivers.

The Oakland Raiders have claimed LB Chase Thomas via waivers, General Manager Reggie McKenzie announced Tuesday.- Raiders.com August 20th 

Thomas played under Raiders DC Jason Tarver at Stanford. While at Stanford Thomas recorded 229 tackles, 50.5 for loss, 27.5 sacks, two interceptions, nine forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. He started 47 games for the Cardinal. Thomas fits Reggie McKenzie’s football player mode but isn’t the prototypical NFL athlete. At 6′ 3″ and 244 lbs Thomas ran a 4.9 40-yard dash and benched 225 lbs 18 times at the NFL combine. With mounting injuries in Oakland Thomas will certainly get a chance to make the team.

The Raiders corresponding roster move was to waive/injured T John Wetzel