Few teams have been as active as the Raiders this offseason, and Oakland struck again Wednesday signing linebacker Emmanuel Lamur.
Lamur heads to Oakland having spent his first six years with the Vikings and Bengals. He has played in 71 games with 15 starts and posted 90 tackles (64 solo), 1/2 sacks, two interceptions, 12 passes defensed, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. In four postseason games, he has recorded eight tackles.
The Kansas State product is also known as a leader on the special teams unit and contributed with four stops last season.
Two of the Mets’ runs resulted from defensive lapses. In the third inning, Miami catcher Bryan Holaday failed to catch a routine pop foul hit by Bruce, who then delivered a two-out RBI single. A wild throw by first baseman Justin Bour in the seventh led to an unearned run, which came home on Amed Rosario’s RBI single.
“Throwing that away, that just can’t happen,” Bour said.
Siemian started 24 games (13-11 record) for Denver over the last two seasons, but was expendable after the Broncos signed former Vikings QB Case Keenum to a two-year deal Wednesday.
The other two quarterbacks who saw action for Minnesota last season already have found new homes — Sam Bradford with the Cardinals and Teddy Bridgewater with the Jets.
Sabathia, 37, allowed four hits and three runs — all on solo home runs — on only 58 pitches. He didn’t show signs of trouble with the hip while he was on the field, but he said he started feeling the soreness as he finished his warm-up pitches in the third inning.
“It was sore, and I’ve never felt that spot before — ever, throwing a baseball — so it was a little nerve-wracking,” Sabathia said about coming out of the game following the fourth inning.
Other than an ankle injury that sidelined him briefly, Sabathia was mostly healthy during spring training. Last season, he spent time on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring and right knee inflammation.