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Raiders release five to make room for incoming undrafted free agent signees

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Wide receiver James Jones at Raiders OTA practice
Wide receiver James Jones at Raiders OTA practice
Levi Damien

In a couple days, the Raiders rookies and tryout players will take the field for the team’s rookie minicamp practice. That will go down on Friday. But before then, they had some business to take care of. Namely the signing of the group of undrafted free agent rookies. With those addition, the team often has to clear up space on the offseason roster.

While they have yet to officially announce which undrafted free agents they have signed, we have a list of them right here in our tracker. Ahead of that official announcement, the team has made some cuts.

The players let go today were as follows:

RB James Butler

LB Cayson Collins

WR Rashard Davis

G/C Cameron Hunt

WE De’Mornay Pierson-El

Butler, Collins, and Davis all spent time on the Raiders practice squad last season.

Butler was an undrafted rookie for the Raiders last year and was signed to the practice squad where he spent the majority of the season. Collins was on and off the Raiders’ practice squad several times last season. Davis was signed to the Raiders’ practice squad ahead of Week 11 of last season.

Hunt was originally an undrafted free agent by the Denver Broncos out of Oregon in 2017. He joined the Raiders last offseason and was active for the team’s final three games last season.

Pierson-El was signed out of the defunct AAF. Prior to that he had a short stint in the CFL with the Montreal Alouettes.

We will know the initial undrafted free agent signees soon, definitely within the next couple days.