The Oakland Raiders have signed former Nevada running back and free agent James Butler.
After spending part of his rookie season on Oakland's practice squad, Butler returned to the team this past offseason following a reserve/ future free-agent signing this past January.
Before transferring to Iowa his senior season, Butler spent 3 seasons at Nevada where he played 38 games rushing for 3313 yards and 27 touchdowns. He earned All-Mountain West honorable mention during his Sophomore & Junior campaign. Butler was also named third-team ALL-MW by Phil Steele.
He is currently sixth all-time in Nevada football history for rushing yards.