June 14, 1961

The team announced they had signed a pair of former Cal Bears to contracts today. The first was 6’1”, 220-pound linebacker Dick Carlsen. At Cal he had earned All-America honorable mention and played in the Copper Bowl all-star game at the end of his college career. The other was 6’2”, 240-pound guard Jim Green. He had had his senior year of 1959 cut short by a serious shoulder injury, but had recovered enough to play in alumni games each of the following two years, which is where Raider scouts spotted him.

Oakland Tribune

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