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Raiders release DB LeQuan Lewis; clearing space for free agent signing?

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Oakland Raiders defensive back LeQuan Lewis (photo by Levi Damien)
Oakland Raiders defensive back LeQuan Lewis (photo by Levi Damien)

The Oakland Raiders have released defensive back LeQuan Lewis who the team had signed as an undrafted free agent this offseason. Lewis played cornerback at Arizona State and since being signed to the team, he hadn't stood out in OTA's or mini camps. His release could indicate the team is clearing space for a free agent signing.

The Raiders recently showed interest in veteran free agent running back Cedric Benson and there some unconfirmed reports that had him visiting the Raiders facility this week. The Raiders timeline for signing free agents this offseason has typically been a couple days, although, that isn't always the case.

The last free agent the team brought in was tight end Tory Humphrey of whom they signed three weeks after he had worked out for the team.

The Raiders have been carrying 89 players all offseason despite the fact that they are allowed 90. When they signed Humphrey, they first released fullback Treshaun Robinson to make room. We have yet to discover what the reason for the team carrying one fewer player than allowed under current rules.