The Raiders now need a backup quarterback.
Oakland released quarterback AJ McCarron on Thursday, the team announced. The move also saves the team $5 million in salary-cap space.
The Raiders traded a 2019 fifth-round draft pick to the Buffalo Bills for McCarron in September. He appeared in two games for Oakland and completed one of his three pass attempts.
Releasing McCarron makes Nathan Peterman the team's backup quarterback at the moment. Peterman was signed to a reserve-futures contract in January.
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Peterman threw three touchdown passes and 12 interceptions in eight games over two seasons in Buffalo.
Rashaan Melvin said his goodbyes to the Raiders after the Lions announced a deal that would send the cornerback to the team.
But his farewell to the Silver and Black was a bit of a sad one. Melvin said he felt as though he cheated the fans:
This, of course, appeared to be more of him not feeling as though he played to his potential. Playing for the Raiders had been a dream of his.
Melvin only started in seven games last season which could be partly why he's feeling the way he's feeling.
"To all my guys in the locker room, I appreciate you guys for making the year special through everything."
Antonio Brown is now a member of the Raiders -- which means he is not going to play for the Bills despite some strange rumors he would be Buffalo-bound.
So, naturally, Brown made sure to put a reaction on Instagram to double-down on this:
This is in addition to him saying it was "Fake news" at the beginning of the month:
And anything sports-related and bring Drake into the mix is very much appreciated.
It appears Brown is more than happy with his decision to sport silver and black.