Thursday March 12th, 2015

The Oakland Raiders have signed former Philadelphia Eagles safety Nate Allen, the team announced. The move was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Philadelphia selected Allen out of South Florida in the second round of the 2010 draft, immediately slotting him into a starting role. In five seasons, he made 324 combined tackles and 10 interceptions.

Last season, Allen recorded 62 tackles, one forced fumble, one sack and a career-high four interceptions in 15 games. The Philadelphia secondary finished second-worst in passing yards allowed per game.

Oakland has been been active in free agency, signing former Seattle linebacker Malcolm Smith and former Washington running back Roy Helu earlier in the week. 

- Erick Fernandez

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