Raiders: Denzelle Good retires, who’s the next man up in Las Vegas?
As it stands, Lester Cotton is the most likely to take over for Denzelle Good.
Throughout training camp, Cotton has been a staple on the offensive line. Tashan Reed of The Athletic has even gone as far as reporting Cotton has been “leading the way for the Raiders at right guard through training camp so far”.
This makes sense, as other reports have stated Cotton has taken to the front seat while Good sits behind him. While it’s true that Cotton has been taken starting reps from everyone, Good included, it’s reasonable to conclude a large part of that was due to Good’s recovery process.
And that’s not all.
Last week, Las Vegas Review Journal’s Vincent Bonsignore reported Incognito, who’s taken on a mentorship role with Cotton, verbally endorsed the Raiders’ offensive lineman.
“Richie Incognito had some really nice words for young Raiders’ OG Lester Cotton”, Bonsignore tweeted on July 15th. This all comes after Cotton’s “strong offseason”, in which the 26-year-old impressed Las Vegas’ coaches.
Cotton joined the Raiders after the 2019 NFL Draft, where he signed as an undrafted free agent. Now, it looks like the Alabama alum may finally have his chance to start on the offensive line, potentially alongside other former Alabama lineman.