The Las Vegas Raiders have been holding a competition at cornerback between players like Damon Arnette, Trayvon Mullen and Amik Robertson and that situation has become more clear on Monday.
The Raiders are reportedly releasing veteran free agent signee Prince Amukamara, according to NFL spokespeople Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo.
The #Raiders have released CB Prince Amukamara, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 31, 2020
Amukamara, the 19th overall pick in 2011, has played five seasons with the New York Giants, one with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and three with the Chicago Bears. Last season with the Bears, he started 15 games, recorded 53 tackles and defensed 10 passes. And for the third time in the last four years, recorded zero interceptions.
The Raiders signed him in May to compete for a starting outside corner position, knowing how much youth they had there with Mullen, Arnette and Robertson all in their first or second year, but apparently head coach Jon Gruden is comfortable with his younger options at cornerback. This may be the most clear sign yet that Arnette is going to start right from the beginning of his career.
Las Vegas still has Lamarcus Joyner, Nevin Lawson, Isaiah Johnson, Keisean Nixon and Dylan Mabin at the position as well.