The Oakland Raiders announced today that they have signed free agent wide receiver Duke Calhoun, formerly of the Giants. Calhoun spent 2010 and 2011 on the team after making the team as an undrafted rookie out of Memphis. He has one reception as an NFL player, which came in the 2010 season. The Duke also recorded 7 special teams tackles in 2010.
Calhoun has good size for a wide receiver (6’2″ 195lbs.) and seems to have the physical tools to play in this league. According to NFL Draft Scout he has recorded a 40 time as low as 4.42 which gives him the kind of speed that continues to be coveted by the Raiders, even as Reggie McKenzie takes the reins of this organization.
Calhoun had a pretty good college career out in Memphis, making 212 receptions for 2,981 yards and 19 touchdowns. His best season as a Tiger was his senior year, in which he caught 68 passes for 923 and 5 touchdowns in 12 games.