Raiders Cut FB Neal, Sign Safety Neal

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NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have signed safety Rashad Baker and waived fullback Lorenzo Neal.

Coach Tom Cable says the move Wednesday to cut ties with Neal was made because of the progress Oren O'Neal has made in his rehab from season-ending knee surgery a year ago. Cable says O'Neal will likely be the starter and there was no place for Neal on the roster.

Baker played 10 games for Oakland last season before signing with Philadelphia this offseason. He was cut earlier this week.

Also, receiver Chaz Schilens underwent surgery on a broken bone in his left foot Wednesday and is expected to miss four to six weeks.