The Raiders added another quarterback to the roster, signing 5’11”, 185 pound Sandy Lederman just prior to the opening of training camp. Lederman played his college ball at the University of Washington and had a somewhat rocky tenure there. A passer of significant physical gifts, he suffered a broken leg in 1954 that put a premature end to his junior season and the following year he was temporarily booted from the team by head coach John Cherburg because of “attitude” troubles. He went unselected in the 1956 draft but did participate in Chicago Bears training camp before washing out with an injury. Upon recovery, he spent time with the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian leagues, but disappeared entirely from the pro ranks shortly thereafter. Before showing up in Oakland he had competed for a job with the Chargers, but was eventually cut by head coach Sid Gillman.
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