Less than 24 hours after announcing they had waived/injured two players, the Oakland Raiders have announced the signing of Korey Bosworth to replace one of the two vacated roster spots (leaving the team with 87 of 90 spots filled).
Bosworth, listed at 6’1″ and 230lbs., came into the league in 2010, signing as an undrafted free agent with Denver. He was released the same year by the Broncos and was subsequently signed by the Detriot Lions. He has had several stints with the Lions since then, making it onto the practice field in 2010, 2011, and most recently here in 2012.
His most recent stint with the Lions lasted all of 7 days. He was signed on 8/4 and released a week later on 8/11. He was cut to make room on the roster for DB Reshard Langford. That, my friends, is the life you choose when trying to make the NFL after coming into the league as an UDFA.
The Raiders brought Bosworth in to occupy the spot that was being held by an undrafted rookie this year, Mario Kurn. Kurn injured his knee in preseason practice and was waived/injured just yesterday.
A product of UCLA, Bosworth had a career high in tackles in 2009 (58), and career high in sacks (7.5) in 2008. He has not appeared in a regular season game in the NFL as of yet.
One final note: Korey is the nephew of a very famous Bosworth, Brian. “The Boz” made a name for himself in college playing for Oklahoma, went on to the pro’s signing a huge contract with the Seattle Seahawks before retiring after 2 years due to injury and going on to a Hollywood career.