Las Vegas Crimson Tide? Raiders now have 3 former Alabama RBs on their roster
The Las Vegas Raiders and coach Jon Gruden seem to love former Alabama players. That’s especially true when it comes to the backfield.
In the 2019 NFL Draft, the Raiders chose Josh Jacobs with the No. 24 overall pick in Round 1. This offseason, they signed Kenyan Drake to a 2-year, $11 million contract.
But, late last month, another transaction slipped through the cracks almost unnoticed. Yes, that’s right, the Raiders have added a third former Alabama running back to the roster — BJ Emmons:
We have signed free agent RBs Darius Jackson and B.J. Emmons » https://t.co/EIt54ecta0 pic.twitter.com/eOYYMGs6vm
— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) July 29, 2021
Emmons was at Alabama in 2016, running for 173 yards and a touchdown before leaving after the season. He spent time in the JUCO ranks before he ended up at Florida Atlantic to finish his college career.
He faces an uphill battle to make the Raiders’ active roster, but he’ll have Jacobs, his former Alabama roommate, rooting for him.