Chimdi Chekwa DB MIA 1 year ago

Chekwa has signed with the Raiders, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Chekwa, who had signed with the Patriots in March, returns for another stint with Oakland, where he notched 16 tackles in 10 games in a backup cornerback role with the Raiders.

Chimdi Chekwa DB MIA 1 year ago

The Patriots have released Chekwa, the team's official site reports.

In the wake of parting ways with starters Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, it would seem as though retaining cornerback depth would be a priority for the Patriots, but the team has also waived Kyle Arrington and Alfonzo Dennard this offseason. Look for further moves by New England to address the situation in the coming months.

Chimdi Chekwa DB MIA 1 year ago

The Patriots have signed Chekwa to a one-year deal, reports.

Chekwa, who recorded 16 tackles in 10 games for the Raiders this past season, figures to slot in as a depth cornerback for the Patriots, who are now looking to replace both Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner.

Chimdi Chekwa DB MIA 2 years ago

Raiders re-signed exclusive rights free agent CB Chimdi Chekwa.

Chekwa appeared in 15 games last season but played just 169 defensive snaps. He has the wheels (4.33 forty) but is just a special teamer, where he racked up six tackles in 2013.

Chimdi Chekwa DB MIA 3 years ago

Raiders signed CB Chimdi Chekwa off their practice squad.

24-year-old Chekwa was a fourth-round pick in 2011, under the Al Davis regime. At 6-foot, 190, Chekwa ran 4.33 and 4.37 forty times at the Combine two Februaries ago. He'll likely close out the season playing special teams.

Chimdi Chekwa DB MIA 4 years ago

Raiders waived CB Chimdi Chekwa.

A fourth-round pick last season, Chekwa was no longer under scholarship in Oakland, and will look to continue his career elsewhere. The Raiders signed DB Phillip Adams, LB Keenan Clayton and OT Willie Smith in corresponding moves.

Chimdi Chekwa DB MIA 5 years ago

Raiders placed CB Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring) on injured reserve, ending his season.

With Chris Johnson (groin) also injured, the Raiders couldn't afford to wait for Chekwa's hamstring to heal. Per Pro Football Focus, the fourth-rounder graded out well-below average as a fill-in starter in two games this season. He'll return as a reserve in 2012.

Chimdi Chekwa DB MIA 5 years ago

Raiders signed No. 113 overall pick CB Chimdi Chekwa to a four-year, $2.48 million contract.

A Big Ten star in track and field, Chekwa fits owner Al Davis' speed mandate at corner. He's an interesting project for new DBs coach Rod Woodson, likely starting his career on special teams.