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Raiders let go of one of their many cornerbacks as they officially add Derrick Johnson

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We’ve known Derrick Johnson was coming to the Raiders since last Thursday when it was reported he and the team had agreed to terms. Jon Gruden confirmed the addition last Friday at his press conference following day one of rookie minicamp. From there it was just a matter of making it official. Today, they did that.

The team was at 90 players already so they needed to cut someone. And with 12 cornerbacks on the roster, that was where they looked to clear space, cutting Darius Hillary, who they had added to the practice squad just prior to the end of last season and held onto with a reserve/future contract a few days later.

Hillary went undrafted out of Wisconsin in 2015. He spent time in the offseason and on the practice squads for the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns, appearing in one games for the Browns last season.

Johnson joins the Raiders after 13 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. He was a 15th overall pick in the 2005 draft, has been to four Pro Bowls and was an All Pro once (2011). He’s now 35 years of age, so it’s questionably how much he has left. He signed on with the Raiders on a reported one-year, $3 million deal.