Monday, on the even of the start of Raiders mandatory minicamp, they made a few roster moves. They signed defensive linemen Frostee Rucker and Ahtyba Rubin and in corresponding moves, they released quarterback Christian Hackenberg and linebacker Brady Sheldon.
Hackenberg was a 2nd round pick in 2016 and Sheldon is a former undrafted free agent who appeared in his only two career games last season for the Raiders. One of them was claimed off waivers. And it wasn’t the one you would have thought.
Sheldon was claimed by the Browns, while Hackenberg went unclaimed and is now a free agent.
The Browns have claimed LB Brady Sheldon off of waivers from the Raiders, per source.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 13, 2018
Quite a fall from grace for Hackenberg. Just two years ago, he was a round two pick by the Jets. After not appearing in a game in two seasons in New York, he was traded to Oakland for a conditional 7th round pick. Three weeks later, the Raiders released him. The condition of his draft were that he make the team, so the Raiders gave up nothing in the deal. And now Hackenberg is unemployed.