October 16, 2011; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Stephon Heyer (75) warms up before the game against the Cleveland Browns at O.co Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Browns 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Stephon Heyer Steps Away From The Bay

Lost in all of the Reggie McKenzie roster moves that been made are some of the ones he hasn’t. Namely allowing a group of unrestricted free agents that were contributors last season to simply walk away this season. Guys like Quentin Groves last week and now Stephon Heyer who signed with the Jets yesterday.

Heyer joins a small faction of former Raiders that have found work wearing green in NYC. The Jets boast of former Raiders receivers coach Sanjay Lal who will continue to coach up Chaz Schilens and now are joined by reserve lineman Heyer.

Heyer saw time at tackle and guard last season including making two starts both of which came against the San Diego Chargers. His value was found in providing depth for the O-line during his one season in Oakland.

Until yesterday Heyer was listed on the Raiders roster under the Unrestricted Free Agent heading. His name is now gone leaving the likes of Kyle Boller, Darryl Blackstock and T.J. Houshmanzadeh among others that are still Raiders in theory only.

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Tags: Chaz Schilens Darryl Blackstock Kyle Boller Quentin Groves Reggie McKenzie Sanjay Lal Stephon Heyer T.J. Houshmandzadeh

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