After adding Antonio Brown, the Oakland Raiders decided to make more changes on their roster.
The process of rebuilding and the making of a championship-worthy team started strong in California, and coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock are making moves in both directions.
Today they cut two and added several new faces to the organization.
The latest news which drew the attention of the NFL fans happened just a few hours ago when these two guys decided to cut WR Jordy Nelson, after wearing the silver and black for only one season.
At the start of the previous season, he moved from Green Bay and signed a two-year deal worth $15 million, after not being able to find a solution with the Packers’ organization, about his staying in Wisconsin.
Nelson played 15 games for the Raiders and had 63 receptions for 739 yards and 3 touchdowns.
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According to various sources, Oakland needed the money from his contract in other deals, which is why 33-year old had to be cleared off the payroll.
A lot of new and quality players signed for the Raiders. Among them wide receiver Tyrell Williams, who signed a four-year deal worth $47 million, $22 guaranteed, making Nelson’s services not needed anymore.
Besides that, the league sources said that Raiders have two more big contracts waiting to be finalized. LT Trent Brown agreed on a four-year commitment worth $66 million, $36.75 million guaranteed, while LaMarcus Joiner also pledged his loyalty in the next four years but for $42 million, from which $16.7 are guaranteed.
Brown is coming from the New England Patriots, while Joiner landed from another Super Bowl team, the Los Angeles Rams.
— Raider Posts (@RaiderPosts) March 14, 2019
Besides Nelson, another player was removed from the Raiders’ roster today, and that is the quarterback AJ McCarron.
The 28-year from Alabama, who was drafted in the 5th round of the 2014 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals, came from Buffalo Bills before the start of the last season.
He was a backup for Derek Carr and played only two games, completing one of his three passes for 8 yards in total. Previously he played 11 matches, three as a starter with the Bengals, and his career statistic is not so bright, 87 completions in 136 attempts for 928 yards and 6 touchdowns.
His best season came in 2015 when a vast majority of these numbers was made.
Unfortunately, McCarron will now have to look for another job.