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The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / What to Make of the Various Confusing Moves Made by the Raiders

What to Make of the Various Confusing Moves Made by the Raiders

Confusing moves by the Raiders
Publish Date: 09/05/2017
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
Reggie McKenzie answers questions during his introduction as the general manager of the Oakland Raiders NFL football team, during a news conference in Alameda, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

What a weekend it was for Oakland Raiders fans. I was on vacation and there are way too many things that went down not to discuss is. So forgive me if all of this has been covered by now, but it remains interesting.

Jelani Jenkins a surprise cut

It started with the 53 man cut deadline when much of Raider Nation lost their collective minds. Jelani Jenkins, arguably the best non edge linebacker for the Silver and Black in the preseason was put on injured reserve with reports to expect that he and the Raiders would reach an injury settlement and that Jenkins would play elsewhere in 2017. That means while Jenkins was injured, it wasnโ€™t severe enough to end his season and he will likely play in the NFL this year. The Raiders simply placed him on the IR while they worked out an injury settlement so he wouldnโ€™t take up a roster spot.

Clearly the Raiders did not envision Jenkins as a part of this team despite good play in the preseason. The most likely reason I can thing of is that Jenkins is in fact hurt rather often and the Raiders may just not want to deal with that.

Shilique Calhoun a welcomed cut

Many Raiders fans wanted the team to cut Shilique Calhoun but rightfully so, those fans were also uncertain whether it would actually happen. Calhoun was atrocious when given first team reps in the third preseason game. Atrocious. In the fourth preseason game he played better but it was not against starting talent. After a terrible rookie campaign and a terrible preseason, it makes sense for the Raiders to cut Calhoun. It goes to show how poorly heโ€™s done thus far because he is a third round pick who cleared waivers and ended up back on the Raiders practice squad.

Calhoun appears to have been a mistake in the draft. A tweener who isnโ€™t powerful enough to set the edge or fast enough to be a great rusher. Hopefully, the Raiders can salvage something out of him while on the practice squad.

Raiders lose out on preseason stud LaTroy Lewis

Another somewhat surprising cut was LaTroy Lewis, the undrafted rookie who was outstanding in the preseason. Given, much of his success came against third and fourth stringers, he was dominant against those guys. That dominance hints he could be an NFL talent, even if he is still pretty raw. And since the Raiders opted to part ways with Calhoun, another edge rusher, youโ€™d think Lewis might have a shot at the roster. Though heโ€™s raw, the risk of cutting him was realized when he was signed to the Houston Texans practice squad. Personally, I would have kept Lewis over a few different guys who made the roster.

This one is probably the hardest to swallow but I will assume the Raiders just saw a player who was too raw to put on the roster. I get that, but when guys like Keith McGill make it on the roster over him, I do become a bit confused. I would take the upside of a guy like Lewis over the depth that McGill provides.

Raiders donโ€™t sign anyone off of the waiver wire

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