The Las Vegas Raiders have reportedly cut another big name player as they attempt to create salary cap room to spend in free agency, which begins on March 17.
Josina Anderson has reported that Raiders are parting ways with guard Gabe Jackson.
I'm told #Raiders G Gabe Jackson has been informed he will be released, per source.— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 3, 2021
Speaking to the media on Wednesday in a previously scheduled meeting, Raiders general manager Mike Mayock would not confirm the Jackson release. He said he wanted to keep those talks between the team and the player, but added that he couldn’t “confirm or deny” the Jackson report.
Mayock did concede that the Raiders will likely cut more players and ask some to restructure deals in addition to pursuing possible trades in the coming weeks.
The Jackson release would save the Raiders more than $9 million in cap room. The Raiders previously cut wide receiver Tyrell Williams, otther players who could get cut are: tackle Trent Brown, defensive back Lamarcus Joyner and guard Richie Incognito.
Former Raiders' WR Tyrell Williams reached agreement on a one-year deal worth up to $6.2 million with the Detroit Lions, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 3, 2021
With Jackson on his way out, however, the Raiders may keep Incognito and hope he bounces back from a leg injury that needed his season early. Denzelle Good is a free agent and the Raiders would like to keep him as well. Also, John Simpson was taken in the fourth round last year and he still be in the mix.
Jackson was a third-round pick in 2014 and has been a solid player for the Raiders for seven seasons. Now, it appears that relationship is reaching its end.