Latham was waived by the Raiders earlier in December after appearing in just one game for the team on the season. The team was able to retain the 23-year-old on its practice squad, where Latham apparently performed well enough to warrant the promotion back to the 53-man roster. He'll likely serve in a depth role along the defensive line throughout his stint in Oakland.
Latham was waived by Oakland on Monday, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The decision to place Latham on waivers came after the reinstatement of Michael Crabtree from his suspension. Latham has been largely inactive this season due to a variety of reasons, including suspensions and injuries. His future in the NFL remains widely uncertain at the present time.
Latham has completed his suspension, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Tribune reports.
Latham was handed a four-game suspension in early October for a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy. While it isn't clear if the Raiders will welcome him back with open arms or not, Oakland was granted a temporary roster exemption and will have a day or two to make a decision on Latham's future with the team.
Latham has been suspended four games for a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Latham, a reserve defensive tackle, won't be eligible to play again until the Raiders' date with the Patriots on Nov. 11. Since Treyvon Hester remains as the only backup to starters Justin Ellis and Eddie Vanderdoes, it wouldn't be much of a surprise if Oakland adds another defensive lineman for depth in the near future.