Weird to think the Raiders wide receiver position was such a logjam a few weeks ago that they found themselves making some tough decisions, including waiving standout undrafted rookie Keelan Doss. From then until now, things have changed considerably.
Going into the prep for the season opener, the Raiders starters were Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams with Ryan Grant in the slot. Brown infamously sabotaged his way out of Oakland, and Doss was re-signed, leaving the starters as Williams and Grant. And that was how it stayed for the first two games.
Last week Grant was inactive while Keelan Doss was active and today Grant was officially released. So, ten days after having started the Raiders first two games, Grant is out.
This makes the Raiders starting duo Tyrell Williams and JJ Nelson with rookie Hunter Renfrow in the slot.
Grant had four catches for 14 yards in his two starts. Clearly, that wasn’t going to get it done.
Filling Grant’s roster spot is practice squad LB Justin Phillips.