Vadal Alexander was a Tiger.
Now he’s a pirate.
Alexander officially signed with the Oakland Raiders, who selected the former LSU offensive lineman in the seventh round of the NFL draft.
The Raiders announced the signing Monday, tweeting a photo of a smiling Alexander applying his signature to the contract.
The team didn’t release details, but a source told The Advocate that the deal is for $2.4 million for four years, with a signing bonus of $76,844.
A four-year starter at LSU, Alexander is the fourth LSU draftee to sign with his team.
Linebacker Deion Jones, a second-round pick, signed a four-year, $4.5 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons. Jalen Mills, also a seventh-round selection, signed a $2.4 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to PhillyVoice.com.
Rashard Robinson, dismissed from LSU’s team after the 2014 season, signed with the San Francisco 49ers.
The only drafted LSU player yet to sign is offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins, taken in the fourth round by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Several other former Tigers have signed free agent deals, including linebacker Lamar Louis (Arizona Cardinals), tight end Dillon Gordon (Eagles) and deep snapper Reid Ferguson (Buffalo Bills).
LSU camp in Houston set
LSU’s satellite camp schedule is starting to take shape.
Coach Les Miles and his coaching staff will take part in an event called the East Houston Elite Football Showcase, June 13-14 at Galena Park ISD Stadium in Galena Park, Texas.
LSU’s coaches are scheduled to be on hand June 14. Coaches from Michigan and Baylor are slated to be there June 13.
Safety Eric Monroe, a 2016 LSU football signee from Houston North Shore, played his high school games at Galena Park.
LSU will host satellite camps in New Orleans in conjunction with the Saints and in Shreveport, Miles said. The Houston area is one of several out-of-state cities where LSU coaches are expected to participate in camps.
The NCAA banned satellite camps earlier this year but recently reversed that decision. SEC schools will be allowed to participate in them starting May 30.
Orgeron visits Moses
LSU defensive line coach Ed Orgeron visited former University High star Dylan Moses on Monday at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, 24/7 Sports reported.
Moses, the No. 2 overall prospect for the Class of 2017, is playing his senior season at IMG.
A former LSU commitment, Moses holds more than 40 scholarship offers, including from Alabama, Texas and Florida State.