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Raiders cut QB Landry Jones

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NFL: Oakland Raiders-OTA Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday the Raiders signed TE Erik Swoope, and to make room for him on the roster they cut one of their four quarterbacks, Landry Jones.

Jones was signed on March 26 as a free agent out of Jacksonville and lasted nearly two months with the team. He was drafted in the fourth round by Pittsburgh in 2013 after being a four-year starter at Oklahoma. He is the third all-time leading passer by yardage in FBS history with 16.646 yards as a Sooner.

With a name like Landry Jones, perhaps he’ll land with the Cowboys. Jones has thrown 8 touchdowns and 7 interceptions over his six-year career to go with 1,310 yards, mostly in mop-up duty for Ben Roethlisberger.

For the Raiders, this move means that, shockingly, Nate Peterman is not only not the worst quarterback in the world, but wasn’t even the worst quarterback on the Raiders heading into camp. Peterman and Mike Glennon remain as the primary backups to Derek Carr.