Raiders sign cornerback Chimdi Chekwa

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have signed cornerback Chimdi Chekwa.

The team announced the move Wednesday to bring back Chekwa following a brief stint in New England.

Chekwa spent four seasons with the Raiders from 2011-14. He played 32 games, recording 35 defensive tackles and six passes defensed. Chekwa played 10 games for Oakland last season.

Chekwa signed with New England in March, but was released on Monday.

Also Wednesday, the Raiders signed fifth-round pick Ben Heeney. The linebacker had 127 tackles last season for Kansas and was selected to the all-Big 12 team.

The Raiders waived safety Terrell Pinson to make room on the roster for Chekwa.

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