Oakland Raiders clear space by releasing Dan Williams

The Oakland Raiders cleared cap space and a roster spot with the release of veteran defensive tackle Dan Williams today, as reported by the team’s official Twitter account.

Williams originally signed with the Silver and Black back in 2015; it was a four-year contract worth upwards $15 million dollars according to 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

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