The Las Vegas Raiders are bringing a bunch of talent to camp this year, and there could be more than a few surprising cuts when all is said and done.
Every year fans think they know who will and won’t make the roster, and every year there are big surprises when it comes to who makes the final cut. Year in and year out, especially with the Las Vegas Raiders, players you hear so much about in training camp dominate in the preseason, and then still do not make the final roster.
It happened with Keelan Doss, it happened with Chris Warren, and it will surely happen to someone else this year.
Let’s take a look at a potential surprise cut at each position, outside of quarterback, heading into the season.
Las Vegas Raiders: Surprising cut candidates at each position
Jalen Richard, RB
The Raiders running back group currently consists of Josh Jacobs, Kenyan Drake, Jalen Richard, and Theo Riddick. Out of these four players, two are obviously locks to make the roster, and two are potential cuts.
Jalen Richard makes too much sense to let go due to his cap hit and spot on the depth chart. Richard is a great weapon for the offense, but his main skill is pass-catching, which is the role Kenyan Drake will take on. This cut would not be too much of a surprise, but it is really the only option that makes sense, although I would prefer him heavily over Theo Riddick.