NAPA -- The Raiders announced the signing Wednesday of free agent linebacker Spencer Hadley.

Hadley was originally signed by the New Orleans Saints in May and was waived in June.

In four seasons at Brigham Young, Hadley (6-foot-1, 227 pounds) had 149 tackles (77 solo) with 4.5 sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries. His senior year ended last season after six games because of a knee injury.

To make room for Hadley, linebacker Marshall McFadden was waived/injured. Should McFadden clear waivers, he would be placed on the Raiders' injured reserve list or negotiate an injury settlement.

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