Raiders sign safety Jordan Richards, end Alex Barrett

ALAMEDA — Jordan Richards, a former Stanford safety who started 12 games last season for the Atlanta Falcons, signed a contract with the Raiders Friday.

The Raiders also signed defensive end Alex Barrett, who was most recently with the San Diego Fleet of the now-defunct American Alliance Football League. Terms were not disclosed on either deal.

Richards, 26,was a second-round draft pick by the New England Patriots in 2015 and the fourth safety taken in that draft. He’s played in 59 games with 19 starts and has been in five postseason games — including five tackles in a Super Bowl LII loss to the Philadelphia Eagles following the 2017 season.

Originally recruited as a receiver at Stanford, Richards switched to defense and was an All-Pac-12 selection as a senior. Richards played in 54 games and made 44 starts over his four years (2011-14) at Stanford, compiling 247 tackles, one sack, nine interceptions including one returned for a score, 24 passes defensed and five forced fumbles.

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