The Las Vegas Raiders are currently working out a former first-round pick in Danny Shelton.

Shelton is a defensive tackle that was drafted 12th overall in 2015 by the Cleveland Browns out of the University of Washington. Shelton has played for four teams in seven years, and the Raiders could be his fifth in eight.

Shelton played three years in Cleveland and didn’t do much during his time there. In his 45 career games started in Cleveland, Shelton registered 1.5 sacks, 128 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, and seven quarterback hits.

From there he went on to the New England Patriots, where he started a total of 15 games in two seasons. His best season by far was in 2019 when he finished with three sacks, one forced fumble, 61 tackles, and six quarterback hits.

In 2020, Shelton would try his luck with the Lions, in which he had a worse year than 2019. He finished the year with one sack, 37 tackles, and four quarterback hits. Last season Shelton joined the New York Giants and appeared in 13 games but did not start any. His 0.5 sacks were the fourth-best season of his career. He finished with 31 tackles and one quarterback hit.

Per Review Journal‘s Vincent Bonsignore, the Raiders are optimistic that veteran defensive tackles Bilal Powell and Johnathan Hankins will return from the PUP list, soon. Per the team’s website, the Raiders currently have seven interior defenders on the roster and that doesn’t include the two aforementioned vets.

Meaning, the addition of Shelton would make a crowded iDL room even more so, but that’s never a bad thing in the NFL.

At the end of the day, it’s only a workout. But, the fact the Raiders are legitimately looking to add another interior defender definitely gives off a vibe that they don’t feel comfortable with the current group, despite the large quantity of options available.

Shelton knows defensive coordinator Pat Graham’s scheme after playing for him last year, so it won’t be a surprise if the Raiders sign him as long as the workout and impending physical checks out.

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