Dyer is an interesting player, but there are plenty of red flags and off-field issues. Dyer was a key figure on Auburn’s 2010 national championship team. But he played at two schools after that and had trouble at each school.
Dyer, who is already 24, struggled last season at Louisville. But he did have a solid showing at the NFL combine in February. Clearly, Dyer did enough in his tryout with Oakland to ensure a longer look this summer.
Speedy former Emporia State receiver Austin Willis said he is signing with the team as well. He was one of 15 players to try out with the Raiders. Willis runs a 4.32-second 40-yard dash. Running back Terrance Cobb announced on Instragram that the Raiders cut him. Oakland has not announced any of the roster moves.
UPDATE: The Raiders confirmed the Willis and Dyer singings. As well as the following players: Louisiana Tech guard Mitch Bell, Washington cornerback Travell Dixon, New Mexico cornerback SaQwan Edwards and Furman defensive end Gary Wilkins.
In addition to cutting Cobb, the Raiders cut cornerback Chance Casey, running back Gus Johnson, defensive back Vernon Kearney, linebacker Braylon Mitchell and receiver Jeremy Gallon. Johnson and Mitchell were signed last week as undrafted free agents.