3 surprising cut candidates for the Oakland Raiders
By Nick Ellis
Ryan Grant was the WR2 for the Indianapolis Colts last season, a team that was recognized as one of the best passing offenses in the league. Even though Andrew Luck threw for 4,593 yards and 39 touchdowns, Grant contributed very little to that.
Ryan Grant recorded just 334 yards and one touchdown in 2018, and has only eclipsed 500 yards one time in his career. Grant proved to be very disappointing in 2018, and is far from a lock to make the roster in 2019 for the Raiders.
The Oakland Raiders have a completely new set of wide receivers on the team, with Antonio Brown, Tyrell Williams, JJ Nelson, Marcell Ateman, and rookie Hunter Renfrow. With the talent in the Raiders wide receiver group, there will be no room for mistake come training camp. If Renfrow and Ateman show out at practice, and Derek Carr creates a solid connection with his other receivers, Ryan Grant could be cut from the team.
Grant is currently on a one year, one million dollar contract, and the Raiders will more than likely not resign him next year either way, unless he makes a noticeable impact in games. The Raiders have their top two receivers set for the next few years, and outside of that, will only be looking to get younger and faster at the position, a description that Ryan Grant simply does not fit.
If Grant could not have an impact as Andrew Luck’s WR2 in Indianapolis, he will more than likely not make an impact here.