Friday the Raiders made the signings of pass rushers Rufus Johnson and IK Enemkpali official. With just one roster spot open, a player had to be released. That played was undrafted rookie defensive end Chris Casher.
Chris Casher had been involved in several off-field incidents with Jameis Winston at FSU.
Enemkpali is most known for doing the Jets a favor back in 2015 by literally knocking Geno Smith out.
Johnson had a serious car accident two days ago that totaled his car.
Here is the player info per team official press release:
Enemkpali: Originally drafted by the New York Jets in the sixth round (210th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft…Has appeared in 17 career games for the Jets and Buffalo Bills, totaling nine tackles…Spent the entire 2016 season on the Reserve/Inured List…Played in 47 games with 33 starts over four seasons at Louisiana Tech.
Johnson: Originally drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the sixth round (183rd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft…Has appeared in one career game, which came in 2015 for the New England Patriots…Played in 20 games with 19 starts over two seasons at Tarleton State after transferring from Kilgore (Texas) Junior College.