The Las Vegas Raiders have signed defensive lineman Tyler Lancaster, the team announced. Lancaster, 27, played college football at Northwestern, and was signed by the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2018. He spent four seasons in Green Bay and now heads to Vegas with his career stats of one pass deflection, one forced fumble, 1.5 sacks, 110 total tackles, six tackles for loss, with three quarterback hits.
Lancaster started 21 games out of the 59 he was active for in Green Bay. He saw the most playing time during the 2019 season where he started 10 games and recorded the only sack of his career. For the limited playing time Lancaster received in 2021, he was much more productive under first year DC Joe Barry, where he recorded a career high 31 tackles, and three tackles for loss.
The Raiders have been busy today as they are also hosting free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick for a visit. Per multiple reports, he is scheduled to work out later today. Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since 2016 and this will be his first work out for an NFL team in years. He stated last month on a podcast that he would be open to being a back up in the NFL, and that he was just searching for an opportunity to be on the roster.