Calhoun (neck) signed a contract with the Patriots on Thursday, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.
Calhoun has spent the last three seasons with the Raiders, recording 397 snaps on defense and 445 snaps on special teams over 28 games. The Michigan State product was placed on the Raiders' injured reserve in December with a neck injury, and it still seems to be plaguing him as he signs with the Patriots. More information with respect to his health and role in training camp should surface as the offseason goes on.
Calhoun was placed on injured reserve Wednesday with a neck injury, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
It took a few hours for the details to surface, but the finite status of Calhoun's season remains unchanged. Given the nature of neck injuries, the Raiders will likely provide ample time for a full recovery. There's a chance we won't know much regarding his status until this summer.
Calhoun (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Calhoun had struggled with injury this season, missing five of the Raiders' first eight games. The Michigan State product did, however, manage to stay healthy enough to play in the last four games, including a five-tackle performance against the Chargers in Week 13. Wide receiver Martavis Bryant (knee) was also placed on injured reserve Wednesday. In a corresponding move, the Raiders used one of the vacancies on the roster to sign defensive back Bene Benwikere.
Calhoun is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Calhoun was initially listed as inactive for Sunday's divisional tilt against the Chargers, but now appears on track to play. The 2016 third-round pick will likely serve a rotational defensive role behind starter Arden Key.
Calhoun signed with the Raiders on Tuesday.
The 2016 third-round pick got off to a disappointing start in Oakland, but given the Raiders' pass rushing troubles following Khalil Mack's departure, the Raiders seem willing to give it another try with Calhoun. The Michigan State product appeared in 20 games over the last three seasons and recorded just eight tackles over that span.
Calhoun has signed with the Raiders' practice squad.
Calhoun played for Oakland in their season opener, but he didn't show enough to keep hold of his spot on the 53-man roster. He will remain a special teams and defensive depth option for the team.
The Raiders waived Calhoun on Wednesday.
Calhoun saw 26 total snaps in Week 1, including 12 on the defensive. It wasn't enough to convince the coaching staff to keep him around and he will now hit the waiver wire. If unclaimed, he would be free to sign with any interested team.
Calhoun signed his exclusive-rights tender with the Raiders on Monday.
Calhoun hasn't been the player the Raiders thought he was when they selected him in the third round of the 2016 draft, but he's at least been serviceable on special teams while providing Oakland with rotational depth at outside linebacker. The Michigan State product finished the 2017 season with eight tackles while seeing 241 total snaps in nine games.
Calhoun signed a contract with the Raiders on Saturday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Calhoun has been on the Raiders' practice squad since being waived at the end of the preseason. The 25-year-old could potentially see more defensive opportunities with Cory James (knee) questionable for Sunday and Marquel Lee out with an ankle injury.
Calhoun was waived by the Raiders on Saturday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
The 2016 third-round pick put on weight this offseason in an attempt to become a starting outside linebacker in Oakland after spending last season performing special teams duties with minimal defensive snaps. The Raiders will have to look for help at linebacker now, and expect Calhoun to be picked up on waivers and at least find himself on a practice squad.
Calhoun is about 20 pounds heavier than he was at the end of 2016, Eddie Paskal of the Raiders' official site reports.
After rehabbing the knee injury that caused him to finish his rookie season on injured reserve, Calhoun -- who checked in at 251 pounds at the 2016 NFL Combine -- looks to have taken full advantage of the Raiders' offseason workout program and likely weighs around 270 pounds at this juncture. It'll be interesting to see if the added weight will aid him in his competition with Jelani Jenkins to secure the starting outside linebacker gig opposite Bruce Irvin, but in any event the second-year Michigan State product at least appears in line for a significant role within the Raiders' linebacking corps this season and should have a great chance to improve upon his nine total tackles from 2016.
Calhoun (knee) was placed on injured reserve Friday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.
Calhoun hadn't played since Week 11 versus the Texans due to an issue with one of his knees. He went under the knife this week to fix whatever's been bothering him and will hope to be back in time for the start of start of the 2017 campaign.
Calhoun (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
Calhoun was absent from practice all week, rendering the decision to keep him out Sunday unsurprising. It will be the fourth consecutive game missed for the rookie. Tyrell Adams should continue seeing an increased role providing depth at strongside linebacker while he is sidelined.
Calhoun (knee) did not practice Wednesday.
Calhoun hasn't played in any of the Raiders' past three games and remains without a timeline for a return.
Calhoun (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Chiefs.
Calhoun will miss his third straight contest due to the knee issue, while Tyrell Adams and Daren Bates could see additional reps as reserve outside linebackers.
Calhoun (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bills.
Calhoun is set to miss his second consecutive game after failing to participate in practice throughout the week. With just nine tackles on the season, his absence won't have much of an impact on the Raiders' defensive unit.
Calhoun (knee) did not play in Sunday's game versus the Panthers.
Calhoun was unable to practice last week and subsequently missed his first game of the 2016 campaign. His level of participation in practice this week will likely shed light on his potential availability for Sunday's matchup with the Bills.
Calhoun (knee) did not practice Wednesday.
Calhoun hasn't appeared on the injury report this season, so his absence Wednesday is legitimate cause for concern. The rookie's participation Thursday and Friday will hopefully help illuminate his availability for Sunday's game.
Calhoun will primarily play outside linebacker, CSN Bay Area reports.
Calhoun enjoyed a prolific college career as a defensive end at Michigan State, piling up 26 sacks and 41.5 TFLs in his final three seasons. The shift to outside linebacker was to be expected, as he checked in at just 6-4, 251 pounds at the Combine, putting him on the smaller side for even a 4-3 defensive end. With the Raiders mostly expected to deploy a 3-4 scheme, their third-round draft pick (75th overall) will provide depth behind Khalil Mack and Bruce Irvin, with Aldon Smith also in the mix. Calhoun thus faces a difficult path to regular snaps as a rookie, though he could be used as a hand-down rusher on obvious passing downs.
The Raiders selected Calhoun in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 75th overall.
Calhoun didn't have the greatest pre-draft athletic testing, but he was a three-year starter and arguably the top defender on a Michigan State team that annually ranked among college football's best. The Raiders front seven is loaded with talent, and Calhoun should provide a high-quality sub for when players like Khalil Mack and Bruce Irvin need a breather.