Cornell has appeared in one game for the Raiders this season, the October 6 contest vs. San Diego. Cornell spent Weeks 2-4 on Oakland’s practice squad after signing with the team September 11.
Following his collegiate career at Illinois, Cornell signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent May 10, 2012. Following training camp, he was waived, but was signed to the practice squad, where he spent the entire 2012 season. Cornell was waived by Baltimore August 25, 2013.