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Raiders Sign Kicker Greg Davis

June 17, 1998 GMT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ The Oakland Raiders on Tuesday signed free agent kicker Greg Davis, who played for the San Diego Chargers and the Minnesota Vikings last season.

Davis, 32, was the leading scorer for the Chargers, making 19 of 24 field goal attempts and 21 of 22 extra points. He had been released by the Vikings five weeks into the 1997 season.

In 11 seasons, Davis has hit 207 of 298 career field goal attempts. His longest was 55 yards.

Drafted in the ninth round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of The Citadel in 1987, Davis was released before the regular season but signed on with the Atlanta Falcons.

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With the Falcons, Davis had 106 points in 1990, third-most in team history.

Davis also had stints with the New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals. He is the only kicker in NFL history to twice win overtime games with 50-yard field goals.

The terms of his contract with the Raiders were not released.