ALAMEDA – Kasim Edebali, a six-year veteran defensive end who last played for Cincinnati in 2018, was signed by the Raiders Wednesday.
Edebali takes the roster spot of cornerback Gareon Conley, who was traded to the Houston Texans Monday for a third-round draft pick.
Edebali, 6-foot-3 and 253 pounds, has played in 62 games with two starts. He has eight sacks, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. The best season for the Boston College product came in 2016, when had five sacks for the New Orleans Saints.
As the Raiders began practice, Edebali was on the field, wearing No. 95.
The Raiders continue to struggle with their pass rush, barely laying a glove on Aaron Rodgers in a 42-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Seven and a half of their 10 sacks have come from defensive ends — Benson Mayowa (4 1/2), Maxx Crosby (2) and rookie Clelin Ferrell (1).
In another transaction, the Raiders signed offensive lineman Kyle Kalis to the practice squad. Kalis, who played in college at Michigan, was in four games last season with the Cleveland Browns.