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ALAMEDA -- The Raiders on Saturday drafted defensive end Shelby Harris, a defensive end from Illinois State, with the second of three seventh-round picks, No. 235 overall.

Harris did not play in 2013 after being suspended from the team for conduct detrimental to the team.

Earlier in the round, the Raiders took cornerback and punt return specialist T.J. Carrie of Ohio University and De La Salle High School.

Harris, 6-2, 288 pounds, began his career at Wisconsin before transferring to Illinois State after sitting out his first season as a redshirt. He had 14 sacks in 33 career games but was suspended for an unspecified violation of team rules and later dismissed from the team by coach Brock Spack.

In 2012, Harris started 13 games and was an all-Missouri Valley Football Conference, recording 85 tackles, seven sacks and 16 tackles for losses.

Harris was selected with the pick the Raiders got in exchange for quarterback Carson Palmer. Oakland has one pick remaining at No. 247, acquired from Seattle for Terrelle Pryor.

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