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Raiders release QB Bomar, TE Hardy

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Quarterback Rhett Bomar at Oakland Raiders rookie mini camp (photo by Levi Damien)
Quarterback Rhett Bomar at Oakland Raiders rookie mini camp (photo by Levi Damien)

No sooner did the Raiders hold their first rookie mini camps but two of those rookies have been sent packing. They were quarterback Rhett Bomar and tight end Andre Hardy.

Bomar was signed earlier this off season to a reserv/futures contract. The three days mini camp was the first real chance the team had to get a long look at him. They must not have liked what they saw because they cut him immediately thereafter. His release leaves the team with just three quarterbacks as they to begin OTA's on Monday.

His release may also lend a vote of confidence to Terrelle Pryor whose main competition for the third quarterback position was to be Bomar.

There will be another quarterback signed as it is customary for a team to carry at least four quarterbacks in camp. Although, I wouldn't expect it to be a big name.

The tight end, Andre Hardy, was signed as a free agent just prior to the draft. He was a basketball player at Cal State Fullerton who hadn't played football since high school. His main issue was his health. He has been injured since April and was unavailable for the rookie minicamps. That experiment was over before it began.

The Raiders signed Boise State tight end Kyle Efaw, who tried out for the team during mini camps, to replace Hardy on the roster. He gives the Raiders four tight ends. This is another position the team could be looking to add a proven player for camp.