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Dreams Do Come True: Springfield's Anthony Cioffi to Sign with Oakland Raiders

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Anthony Cioffi Credits: Ben Solomon/Rutgers Athletics
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Anthony Cioffi making a tackle Credits: Ben Solomon/Rutgers Athletics
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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The dream has come true for the Springfield kid.

Just work baby!

Anthony Cioffi, the 5-foot-11, 205-pound four-year defensive back out of Rutgers and Jonathan Dayton High School alum, signed as a priority undrafted free agent with the Oakland Raiders.

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The speedster, who runs between a 4.3-to-4.5 40-yard dash, got the call immediately after the three-day, seven-round 2017 NFL Draft concluded in Philadelphia early Saturday evening.

Cioffi tallied 168 tackles, two and a half sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and eight interceptions in a stellar “do-it-all” 47-game (33 starts) career at Rutgers, where he played cornerback, free safety, and strong safety.

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