In this latest edition of Raiders Notes, we take notice of the joint practices with the New England Patriots. Apparently, the Las Vegas Raiders have been dominating in Henderson. Meanwhile, Josh McDaniels trimmed his roster with a series of moves this week.
The date for getting the Raiders’ roster to 53 is quickly approaching. By August 30th, we will have a better idea of what the team will look like heading into Week 1. However, knowing McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler, they might still have a trick or two up their sleeve in terms of a trade or signing.
In terms of this week’s events, the Raiders parted ways with Kenyan Drake. Some were surprised by this move, while others claimed that they saw it coming. After struggling to find his place in the running back rotation, coupled with a tough preseason, Drake found himself on the outside looking in. It should be noted, however, that Drake was quick to point out that the Raiders were still paying him. In other words, the man is getting his money at the end of the day.
Raiders Notes: Who else is out for the Raiders?
#Raiders roster moves:
– Released RB Kenyan Drake and CB Chris Jones
– Waived WR Chris Lacy
– Waived/Injured CB Cre'Von LeBlanc
— Raiders PR (@RAIDERS_PR) August 23, 2022
The Raiders’ PR department notified folks that the following players were either waived or released: Chris Jones, Chris Lacy, and Cre’Von LeBlanc. The team also traded away Nick Mullens to the Minnesota Vikings, leaving Jarrett Stidham as Derek Carr’s backup more than likely.
The Patriots were dominated at practice today
— Evan Lazar (@ezlazar) August 23, 2022
Today, the Raiders and Patriots took part in joint practices, and by all accounts, it was a one-sided affair. Several beat writers, particularly from New England, pointed out how badly things went. In fact, they mentioned that the Raiders’ offense looks overwhelming, which is still missing Darren Waller, by the way. On top of that, Logan Reever from CBS also reported that the run defense looked impressive again while the secondary is growing in confidence.
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