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Former BYU linebacker Spencer Hadley signs with Oakland Raiders

By Brandon Judd, Deseret News

Published: Wed, Aug. 6 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.

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)

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.

Email: bjudd@deseretnews.com; Twitter: @brandonljudd

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1. CT98
Saint George, UT,
Aug. 7, 2014

Great News for Spencer. He deserves this shot at the NFL.

2. mufasta
American Fork, UT,
Aug. 7, 2014

That is great for Spencer and BYU. BYU hasn't had a great NFL presence over the past few years and this is another step in the right direction. Great job Spencer.