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Raiders undrafted rookie cornerback, Jansen Watson, at minicamp
Raiders undrafted rookie cornerback, Jansen Watson, at minicamp
Levi Damien

Raiders undrafted rookie cornerback, Jansen Watson, has left the team to "contemplate his future" a Raiders spokesman told members of the media Sunday, including Steve Corkran of the Bay Area News Group.

This on the heels of what was a pretty good looking performance in the Raiders' preseason opener against the Vikings. He had a couple of passes defended which were very nearly interceptions. He had made several plays very much like that in training camp as well, and even if making the roster was going to be a tough climb, the practice squad was not out of the question.

Watson went undrafted out of Iowa State and was one of two players the team signed immediately following his tryout for the team in rookie minicamp.

The 5-9, 174-pound Watson was a fifth year senior. He started 19 games over his final two seasons for the Cyclones. In his final season he had one interception, a team leading 8 passes defended, and 29 tackles over nine starts. His one interception last season was the only of his college career.