The Oakland Raiders announced this tuesday that they have signed free agent outside linebacker Vic So’oto, marking another former Packers’ player that was brought by general manager Reggie McKenzie, who spent 17 years in Green Bay in administration duties. So’oto joins cornerbacks Brandian Ross and Pat Lee as ex-Packers currently on the active roster, in addition to DB Brandon Underwood who was released before the season debut. To make room for So’oto, OLB Carl Ihenacho was released.
So’oto signed with the Packers in 2011 as an undrafted free agent out of B.Y.U. His solid performance at training camp and pre-season earned him a spot in the final 53-men roster for the regular season. The 6’3, 263 defender finished the year with 7 total tackles and 1 sack on 7 games, being slowed down with a back injury. The 25 year-old player received an injury-settlement on September 10th, 2012, after hurting his ankle on the final pre-season game. Like Carl Ihenacho, So’oto played as a defensive end in college, but was converted to linebacker in the NFL. In his senior year for the Cougars, he recorded 44 tackles (11.5 for loss), 5 sacks and 1 interception. So’oto is originally from Oceanside (California) and will wear number 54.