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Will The Las Vegas Raiders Miss OL Denzelle Good?

Las Vegas Raiders offensive lineman Denzelle Good might have played his last snap with the team. The official team website announced today that Good has been placed on the Reserve/Retired list. What does this mean moving forward?

“Additionally, the Raiders have placed G/T Denzelle Good on the Reserve/Retired List. Good has played in 36 games with 23 starts since joining the Raiders in 2018. He made a career-high 14 starts in 2020. Originally a seventh-round selection by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2015 NFL Draft, Good has appeared in 62 games at both guard and tackle and made 43 starts over his seven-year career.”

Since joining the Silver and Black in 2018, Good has been a stalwart for the O-line. He proved to be a versatile swing lineman. He played as a guard on both sides of the line, starting a career-high 14 games back in 2020. During his entire stint with the Raiders, Good was only penalized six times in 35 total appearances (22 starts).

How will the Las Vegas Raiders proceed without Denzelle Good?

The biggest thing that the Raiders will miss about Good will be his versatility. This new regime is counting on the abilities of its linemen to play multiple positions. Just look at Dylan Parham, Alex Leatherwood, and John Simpson. Though he only played in one game last season, the organization was likely looking forward to seeing him bounce back.

According to OurLads.com, Good was being projected to be the starting right guard according to their unofficial depth chart. Moving forward, the competition just got more interesting. It could also mean that Leatherwood will be counted on to fill Good’s void, though nothing is official or has been stated by the organization.

On a final note, Good did send out a Tweet back on July 20th in which he stressed one’s mental health. Perhaps, looking back, this Tweet had a lot more meaning than any of us initially thought.

*Top Photo: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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