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Raiders awarded Emmett Cleary on waivers (ProFootballTalk, Mike Wilkening)

Just a day after being cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, former Boston College offensive lineman Emmett Cleary has found himself a new training camp to call home, so to speak.

The Oakland Raiders was the team that came calling, making it a third National Football League stop for the Eagle who was signed as an undrafted free agent following the 2013 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts.

Cleary was signed by the Colts but let go not long into the 2013 NFL season. Tampa Bay, at the time under Greg Schiano, picked him up and there he would remain until yesterday.

Cleary’s time on the Heights ranged from 2008 to 2012, redshirting in his first season but then going on to play in 48 games for the Eagles, sadly coinciding with the four years of the Dark Time™ in Boston College football history.

May this new start bring good things for Cleary, a solid, respectable Eagle who gave our school four good seasons.