Being that the Raiders were right at 90 players, in order for their trade for quarterback Christian Hackenberg to be completed, they had to release a player. Wednesday, along with announcing the move, they announced who falls off the roster.
The corresponding roster move was the the team to waive cornerback Senquez Golson, bringing the number of cornerbacks on the roster to nine, which is plenty.
Golson being the odd man out is kind noteworthy considering he was a 2nd round pick in 2015 by the Steelers and was just signed by the Raiders on April 6; less than two months ago.
He still has yet to play an NFL game. A series of serious injuries kept him off the field for three seasons in Pittsburgh. Last season he spent time on the Buccaneers practice squad and had hoped to finally get healthy and earn a roster spot with the Raiders. Those hopes have likely came to an end.
Hackenberg’s addition gives the Raiders four quarterbacks on the roster along with Derek Carr, EJ Manuel, and Connor Cook.