Oakland Raiders Release WR Jordy Nelson

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Yes, Jon Gruden gave Jordy Nelson a $3.6 million Christmas gift, but it's not as bad as it sounds

The Oakland Raiders have released quarterback AJ McCarron, the former Alabama All-American told the NFL Network on Thursday afternoon.

Count wide receiver J.J. Nelson as the latest member of last year's Arizona Cardinals to exit via free agency. He caught 63 passes for 739 yards and three touchdowns over 15 games in his only season with the Raiders. With the agreement in place and the Raiders set to return to Oakland, the league can move forward with planning all 32 teams' schedules. I think as we continue to improve this football team around some of the core guys that are here, I think you can even see better and better days ahead.

Last season, tight end Jared Cook led the Raiders in receiving yards, so you can be sure that this offense is going to look a lot different in year two under Gruden.

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But they have endured a miserable season in his absence, first sacking Julen Lopetegui and then Santiago Solari . He hasn't played a lot but he's a professional and I'm sure he's trained well.


Cabinda, a 6-foot-1, 243-pound linebacker signed by the club as an undrafted free agent following the 2018 NFL Draft, spent the first six contests of 2018 on the team's practice squad before being elevated to the active roster on October 18.

Nelson would have been battling for field time with Brown and Tyrell Williams, who also was just signed by the Raiders. His arrival could also spell the end for Seth Roberts, who will count nearly $5 million against the cap next season, and with second-year wideout Marcell Ateman waiting in the wings, Roberts could be the odd man out.

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