Jamie Cumbie close to Raiders' roster


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According to the San Francisco Chronicle, former Clemson defensive tackle Jamie CumbieJamie Cumbie
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is close to making the Raiders' team after a long rocky road that included his dismissal from Clemson two years ago.

Raiders defensive tackle Jamie Cumbie didn't give himself enough credit for his potentially bubble-popping performance Saturday night. Cumbie, an undrafted free agent who was on Oakland's practice squad last season, had three pass deflections and a sack against the Lions.

"I'm 6-foot-7," he said, "so my hands are higher than everyone else's already. I got them up and it happened."

He left out the part about getting kicked off the Clemson team two years ago, getting a job landscaping while he worked with a trainer for five months and then coming to Oakland for training camp last year with a one-way ticket, broke.

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