The Raiders added veteran receiver depth by signing Kris Durham, according to Thursday afternoon’s NFL transaction wire.
The team also signed undrafted linebacker Chase Williams, son of longtime NFL defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.
Dunham is an intriguing prospect at 6-foot-6, 220 pounds, but has struggled to find a foothold as a pro. He played for three teams in the last four seasons, including a stint with Tennessee in 2014.
His only productive season came in 2013, when 38 catches for 490 yards and two touchdowns in 13 starts with the Detroit Lions.
There’s no guarantee that Durham makes the 53-man roster, but the Raiders wanted to add competition on the back end of their depth chart.
The Raiders could keep five or, more likely, six receivers during the regular season. Barring injury woes, Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree and Rod Streater will be the lead pass catches. Andrew Holmes is certainly in the mix. Brice Butler, Kenbrell Thompkins will battle for roster spots. Durham and undrafted free agent Josh Harper will try to create an upset bid.
The Raiders lost seventh-round receiver Andre Debose -- expected to be a return man -- to an Achilles’ tendon injury this week.
The Raiders made a pair of corresponding moves. Tight end Scott Simonson, largely a 2014 practice-squad member who played four games during the regular season, was waived. Linebacker Jacoby Hale was waived/injured. He will revert to injured reserve if he goes unclaimed or he’ll be released if an injury settlement can be reached.
In related news, the Raiders have reached an injury settlement with linebacker Miles Burris, who was waived-injured last month. Burris started 16 games at middle linebacker last season.