The Las Vegas Raiders have released third string quarterback Nathan Peterman.
However, NFL Media has reported that the team will add him to the practice squad. Peterman, a favorite of former Las Vegas coach Jon Gruden, is guaranteed to make $1 million from the Raiders this season.
The #Raiders released QB Nathan Peterman today, but they're re-signing him to the practice squad, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 2, 2021
Peterman has a $1 million fully guaranteed base salary, so really the only difference is Las Vegas opens up a 53-man roster spot (and other teams can poach him).
Peterman has been in the Raiders’ program since 2018. He was the primary backup both last season and this season when backup Marcus Mariota was hurt. Now, the Raiders have just two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster: starter Derek Carr and Mariota.
The Raiders also officially released linebacker Javin White, which was expected. The Raiders have two openings on the current roster. They will likely add a wide receiver because of the Henry Ruggs situation. He is currently still on the roster and there are just three other receivers with him.
The Raiders could make a waiver claim on receiver DeSean Jackson on Thursday, who is being waived by the Los Angeles Rams.
It is not out of the question that the Raiders try to bring back veterans John Brown or Willie Snead, who were signed this year and released. They also protected two receivers on the practice squad this week.
#Raiders did make some roster moves today. They waived LB Javin White and terminated QB Nathan Peterman's contract. They also protected 3 practice squad players: LB Patrick Onwuasor, WR Dillon Stoner and WR Javon Wims— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) November 3, 2021