The only interesting aspect of the actual release was it came on Feb. 24. The initial report stated that the Raiders would do it when when the new league year starts on March 24 ... but the Raiders got an early start, which leads to the question: Who is next?
Players such as right tackle Trent Brown, defensive backs Lamarcus Joyner and Jeff Heath, backup quarterback Marcus Mariota, and backup running back Jalen Richard could all be candidates for release. Guards Gabe Jackson and Richie Incognito also having a chance of being cut.
The Williams cut was an easy decision, however, some of the other potential departures won’t be quite as simple for the team. But the Raiders showed by cutting Williams that they are officially in the offseason, salary-cutting mode, so more moves can happen at any time.
Who would you guess is the next player to go?
In other Raiders’ links:
- Tour time: Allegiant Stadium is offering different tour packages.
- Sleepers: The Athletic looks at under-the-radar Las Vegas players in 2021.
- Safety chatter: The San Jose Mercury News delves into the free-agent safety class.
- Odds favorite: Raiders’ backup quarterback Marcus Mariota is the betting odds favorite to be the New England Patriots’ starter in 2021.