The Raiders signed safety Nate Allen, the team announced on Thursday morning.
Allen and the Raiders came to an agreement in essence on Wednesday evening, and wrapped up details on a contract early Thursday morning, a source told CSN Bay Area. Terms of the agreement were not immediately known.
Allen was part of a Raiders contingent that attended Wednesday night’s Golden State Warriors game at Oracle Arena, a group that included recently-signed center Rodney Hudson and others. Allen was seen sitting next to Hudson and secondary coach Marcus Robertson.
The 27-year old Allen comes to Oakland after spending his first five NFL seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. He can play both safety spots, but should take a starting role at strong safety opposite free safety Charles Woodson.
Brandian Ross will be in that mix, and will challenge Allen during camp.
Allen has started 69 of his 75 professional games played. He made 15 starts last season, collecting 62 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a career-high four interceptions mostly as a free safety.