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Raiders add three defensive players

7:06 PM, Mar 13, 2013   |    comments
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Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - The Oakland Raiders signed defensive end Jason Hunter, linebacker Kaluka Maiava and defensive tackle Pat Sims on Wednesday.

Hunter spent the past three seasons with the Denver Broncos, but missed the entire 2012 campaign with a triceps injury. In 88 career games with the Packers, Lions and Broncos, Hunter has 148 tackles, 11 sacks and one interception.

Maiava heads to Oakland after spending four seasons with the Cleveland Browns, playing in 50 career games with 22 starts. He recorded 133 tackles and 4 1/2 sacks during his time in Cleveland.

Sims was a member of the Cincinnati Bengals for the previous five years. In 60 career games (23 starts), the Auburn product has 138 tackles, five sacks and one interception.

The Raiders also re-signed cornerback Coye Francies. In 15 games last season, he led the team with 20 kickoff returns for 475 yards.

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