The Raiders added to their collection of former Heisman Trophy winners by signing free agent RB Rashaan Salaam to a one-year contract worth a reported $350,000.
Salaam, who didn't play last season, came to terms yesterday with the Raiders.
"When I got out of college, this is the team I wanted to come to," Salaam said. "This is a dream come true."
He joins fellow Heisman Trophy winners Tim Brown, Desmond Howard, Andre Ware and Charles Woodson on Oakland's roster.
In 1995 with the Bears, Salaam rushed for 1,074 yards on 296 carries with 10 touchdowns. In 31 NFL games, he has rushed for 1,682 yards with 14 touchdowns.
Salaam, 24, gained 2,055 yards with 24 touchdowns with Colorado when he won the Heisman Trophy in 1994. He was the 21st overall selection in the 1995 draft by the Bears.
Injuries prevented Salaam from playing most of the 1997 season and all of 1998.
MURRAY RETIRES: Veteran PK Eddie Murray, 42, retired after re-signing with his original team, the Lions.
MOVES: The Bears released T Andy Heck. The move, which was expected, saves the Bears Heck's base salary of $2.2 million under this year's salary cap. Chicago also signed free agent Blake Brockermeyer from the Panthers to start at left tackle.