• by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Raiders sign kicker Giorgio Tavecchio

    The Raiders have added free-agent kicker Giorgio Tavecchio to the roster for 2015, the team announced Tuesday in a press release. Tavecchio played with Oakland in the preseason last year before being cut. He was claimed by the Lions, but never played.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Raiders trim down active roster Saturday

    The Oakland Raiders made their final cuts before Saturday's deadline. The team parted ways with WR Greg Little, RB George Atkinson, DE Denico Autry, CB Chance Casey, OL Jack Cornell, DE Jack Crawford, LB Carlos Fields, LB Bojay Filimoeatu, LB Spencer Hadley, OL Danny Kistler, OL Erle Ladson, DT Ricky Lumpkin, OL Lamar Mady, TE Jake Murphy, WR Seth Roberts, DE Ryan Robinson, S Brandian Ross, OL Jarrod Shaw, TE Scott Simonson, RB Jeremy Stewart, K Giorgio Tavecchio and FB Karl Williams.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Lions complete cut list to pare down to 53

    The Lions have announced all their cuts in getting their roster down to 53. The offensive players released are fullback Chad Abram, quarterback James Franklin, linemen Michael Williams, Garrett Reynolds and Darren Keyton, wide receiver Kris Durham, running backs George Winn and Michael Egnew. The defenders gone are cornerbacks Chris Greenwood, Mohammed Seisay, Nate Ness, Aaron Hester and Jonte Green, end Darryl Tapp and linebacker Shamari Benton. Placekicker Giorgio Tavecchio and punter Drew Butler have also been cut.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Raiders claim Giorgio Tavecchio, waive Kevin Goessling

    The Raiders have claimed kicker Giorgio Tavecchio off waivers from the Lions, the team announced Tuesday, while waiving kicker Kevin Goessling.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Lions trim roster

    The Lions waived or released the following players: quarterback James Franklin, fullback Chad Abram, punter Drew Butler, cornerbacks Jonte Green and Aaron Hester, and kicker Giorgio Tavecchio.

  • by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Lions could be leaning toward Nate Freese over Giorgio Tavecchio

    The Lions could be leaning toward rookie kicker Nate Freese, on whom the team spent a seventh-round pick, over Giorgio Tavecchio, who has bounced around training camps the past two years, reports ESPN. Tavecchio has the stronger leg. Freese is likely the more accurate kicker and, due to having a draft pick invested, would appear to be the favorite.

  • by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Lions insist they have open kicking competition

    The Lions drafted Nate Freese and signed Giorgio Tavecchio this offseason. Both players will compete for the kicking job through the summer, and the job is wide open even though the Lions invested a draft pick in Freese. "Both guys are thumping it pretty good," coach Jim Caldwell said per MLive.com. "Giorgio's doing a nice job and Nate's doing a nice job as well. So I think it will be a good, healthy competition."

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Lions sign 10 to reserve/futures contracts

    The Lions signed receivers Pat Edwards, Corey Fuller, Carlin Isles and Cody Wilson, running back Steven Miller, linebacker Jon Morgan, kickers John Potter and Giorgio Tavecchio, and defensive tackles Xavier Proctor and Jimmy Saddler-McQueen to reserve/futures contracts.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Browns to try out Billy Cundiff, Giorgio Tavecchio

    The Browns are scheduled to try out kickers Billy Cundiff and Giorgio Tavecchio Tuesday, a source told the Beacon Journal. The Browns were originally scheduled to try out Cundiff and Dan Carpenter, but those plans changed when Carpenter signed with Buffalo.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Mason Crosby wins Packers' kicking competition

    The Packers released kicker Zach Ramirez Tuesday, indicating Mason Crosby has won the starting placekicking job. Giorgio Tavecchio was released Monday, but the Packers have said Tavecchio could be brought back to Green bay.