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The Oakland Raiders signed place-kicker Daniel Carlson to a deal moments after waiving their current-now-former kicker, Matt McCrane.


Carlson was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, but was released shortly after, making only one kick in four attempts during the team's first two games.

Gruden's biggest complaint with McCrane was that he wasn't producing enough touchbacks on kickoffs. As you can see from the graphic below, it's no contest between him and Carlson. 

All in all, kicking is probably the least of the Raiders' worries at this point as they sit at 1-5 in the cellar of the AFC West. But, I guess, every little bit helps. 


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