The Oakland Raiders signed safety Donovin Darius yesterday.
Darius could challenge incumbent starter Stuart Schweigert for playing time, adding veteran leadership to a young secondary.
Darius, who will turn 32 next month, had been a mainstay in Jacksonville's secondary since he was the club's first-round pick in the 1998 draft out of Syracuse. But the Jaguars released him in June, trying to get younger and faster on defense. He is a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High in Camden.
Charges dropped. The drunken-driving charge against Baltimore Ravens quarterback Steve McNair was dropped because a related DUI charge against his brother-in-law was reduced to reckless driving by a court in Nashville.