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Raiders sign former Irish RB Atkinson

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders signed former Notre Dame running back George Atkinson III and 10 other undrafted free agents.

The team announced the signings on Friday before the start of a three-day rookie minicamp.

Atkinson’s father, George, was a safety for the Raiders for 10 seasons. The younger Atkinson rushed for 943 yards and 10 touchdowns in his career at Notre Dame. He also returned two kicks for scores.

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