Former BYU linebacker Spencer Hadley signs with Oakland Raiders

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 6 2014 8:40 p.m. MDT

Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Spencer Hadley (2) celebrates holding Texas Longhorns on 4th down in Provo Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. BYU won 40-21. Hadley signed with the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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Former BYU linebacker Spencer Hadley has a second chance to make an NFL squad, signing with the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday.

Hadley went undrafted this year and signed with New Orleans following the NFL draft, but he was released by the Saints on June 3. The Raiders announced the move Wednesday afternoon and waived/injured linebacker Marshall McFadden to make room for Hadley on the roster.

Hadley had 149 tackles in his Cougar career, to go along with 13 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, five fumble recoveries, two interceptions and two forced fumbles.

With his signing, there are 21 rookies with Utah ties currently on NFL rosters, including five with Oakland.

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