It was a busy Monday for the Raiders, as there were multiple transactions, roster moves and news in regards to Allegiant Stadium. Kenneth did a great job recapping everything yesterday, but here are some quick summaries in case you missed anything.
It looks like Daniel Carlson will be the starting kicker for the team in 2020, barring injury or any news that should break.
Daniel Carslon wins the #Raiders kicking job for now. Undrafted free agent Dominik Eberle among players waived today. After going 16 for 17 on FGs in 2018, Carlson was was 19 for 26 with 2 missed PATs last season— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) August 3, 2020
It was a struggle last year for Carlson, and many wondered if the Raiders would draft a kicker or bring a new one in. Looks like they’re sticking with their guy who was great for them in 2018.
In regards to more roster cuts, the Raiders made these moves yesterday too.
Earlier in the day, it was announced that the Raiders were releasing former second-round pick, PJ Hall. Instead, the Vikings ended up trading for the defensive tackle. In the deal, the Raiders get back a conditional seventh round draft pick.
Vikings traded for for former Raiders DT PJ Hall— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 3, 2020
Probably the biggest piece of news, and the saddest, is that there will be no fans in the stands for the Raiders’ first season in Las Vegas. Here’s the official statement.
There is nothing more important to the Raider Organization than the health and safety of our players, coaches, staff, stadium workers, and fans. After intensive consultation with healthcare officials and state and community leaders, we have made the difficult decision to play the Las Vegas Raiders 2020 inaugural season at Allegiant Stadium without fans in attendance. This decision is based on our commitment to protect the health of our fans and the entire community in response to the coronavirus pandemic affecting us all.
This decision also ensures fairness to you, our PSL holders, given the challenges and potential inequities associated with determining who can and cannot attend specific games if the stadium were to operate at a reduced capacity. While the current situation is not how any of us envisioned celebrating the opening of Allegiant Stadium, when circumstances permit we look forward to sharing an unparalleled GameDay Experience in the Magnificent Stadium you helped build.
In other Raiders’ links:
- Take a look at LB Cory Littleton, LB Nick Kwiatkoski, TE Jason Witten, RB Josh Jacobs, WR Henry Ruggs III and QB Derek Carr in their uniforms during the Raiders 2020 Media Day.
- What nickname does Hunter Renfrow like the best? Take a look.
- Las Vegas announced on Monday that cornerback D.J. Killings and defensive lineman Jeremiah Valoaga have decided to opt out of the campaign which starts in just over a month.
- All remaining issues between the NFL and the NFL Players Association on the side letter to the collective bargaining agreement making changes for the 2020 season have been resolved and, following a review by the union, the deal is done,