The Oakland Raiders cleared cap space and a roster spot with the release of veteran defensive tackle Dan Williams today, as reported by team’s official Twitter account.
We have released DT Dan Williams.
— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) April 18, 2017
Williams originally signed with the Silver and Black back in 2015; it was a four-year contract worth upwards $15 million dollars according to Spotrac.com. With so much talk about the team possibly bringing in the outspoken and popular running back Marshawn Lynch, via trade or signing him after a release, this is being seen by some as a move towards that. However, with nothing official this is for now just a move by general manager Reggie McKenzie to clear cap space.
For his part, Williams was a solid contributor on the defense with 65 tackles and one and a half sacks in his two years for the Raiders, per PFR.com.
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