The Oakland Raiders added to their secondary by signing safeties Matt Giordano and Josh Bullocks on Monday.
With backup safety Hiram Eugene likely to placed on injured reserve following surgery to repair a dislocated hip, the team had a roster spot (or two) to fill.
Also adding to the safety depletion was an ankle injury suffered by Stevie Brown during Sunday’s practice.
Giordano was selected in the fourth-round of the 2005 NFL Draft out of California. He earned a Super Bowl ring with them at Super Bowl XLI.
His career also included a season with the Green Bay Packers in 2009. He split time between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints last year although he would only see playing time with the latter.
Bullocks was also selected in the 2005 draft. The Saints took the Nebraska product in the second-round.
He stayed in New Orleans through the 2008 season where he appeared in 62 games, recorded 256 tacks, one sack and six interceptions.
Bullocks moved on to the Chicago Bears in 2009 season, but was unable to replicate the same success in his two seasons there.
Bullocks’ twin brother Daniel was selected in the second-round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. He is currently a free agent.