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August 23, 1961


• Defensive tackle Volney Peters, acquired yesterday from his hometown San Diego Chargers, said he wouldn’t report to the Raiders and would retire instead if necessary

• Wide receiver Herm Urenda was drafted by the US military and ordered to report for duty on September 7

• Tight end Doug Asad was also thought likely to be drafted for service with more details expected to be available within a couple of weeks

George Fields moved from defensive tackle to left defensive end ahead of Jim Toon

Bob Voight moved in at left defensive tackle, with Hal Smith taking over the right side

• Newcomer Frank Bernardi was installed as first-string cornerback ahead of Eddie Macon


• The team signed cornerback Fred Williamson and placed him on the depth chart behind Bernardi

• Williamson had played out his option with the Steelers and had then been released by that team

• The team signed former University of Washington fullback Jim Jones

• They also waived Charlie Hardy’s brother, cornerback John Hardy

Injury Updates

• Tests confirmed halfback Tony Teresa had a ruptured disc in his back and was probably out for the year

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