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Raiders release quarterback Nathan Peterman

The third string QB is reportedly headed to the practice squad

NFL: Las Vegas Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers
Nathan Peterman
Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.