The Las Vegas Raiders made an interesting cut today, just days away from NFL training camp. Cornerback Stanford Samuels didn’t last long with the Silver and Black, but his departure makes room for someone to come aboard.
In his defense, Samuels was mostly seen as a camp body, a long shot at best, if at all. However, the team opted to waive him today, giving themselves a roster spot. All offseason, the Raiders have been at the forefront of rumors regarding players. At this point, it’s an offseason tradition to “link” free agents to Las Vegas. Be that as it may, one particular defensive star made the news when he voiced interest in the Raiders.
Raiders roster update: Does Stanford Samuels getting cut make way for Ndamukong Suh?
The last time we all heard the news on Suh, there were conflicting reports surrounding the three-time All-Pro. Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal stated there was no real interest in Suh by the Raiders’ organization. At the same time, Tyler Dragon of USA Today said the opposite. The viral news said that there was indeed mutual interest between Suh and Las Vegas, according to Dragon.
Since then, things have been relatively quiet. Despite his appearance on ESPN and making it known he was in touch with Raiders players, Suh hasn’t signed anywhere. By now, fans are accustomed to the quiet nature in which this new team brass conducts itself. No one outside of the team’s brain trust really has a clue about what’s going to happen. Take the Davante Adams trade, for example. No one saw that coming. Gone are the days of theÂ leaky faucet of an organization run by Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock. For now, all eyes will be on what happens between now and the start of training camp in Henderson, Nevada.
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