The Raiders released veteran quarterback and Oakland native Josh Johnson, the team announced on Thursday afternoon.
Johnson wasn’t on the roster long. He signed with the Raiders in March and was let go a few weeks into the offseason program’s on-field work.
The veteran quarterback signed with his hometown club before 2017‘s primary back up, EJ Manuel, was re-signed. Manuel’s addition made Johnson the fourth quarterback, creating a slim likelihood if making the 53-man regular-season roster.
Johnson is extremely close with running back Marshawn Lynch. The pair run the Family First Foundation with LA Rams cornerback Marcus Peters, which does charitable work throughout Oakland and the East Bay.
The release of Johnson creates an opening on the 90-man offseason roster, which should be filled posthaste.
In 10 seasons, Johnson has played 29 games, with stints for several teams across the NFL.
The Raiders have lauded their decision to draft defensive end Clelin Ferrell with the No. 4 overall pick, though it was certainly a surprise to many.
One of the main reasons it came as a shock was because of who was still on the board, especially edge rusher Josh Allen. The Raiders were dead last in the NFL with a laughable 13 total sacks last season. Allen, who recorded 17 sacks last year as a senior at Kentucky, seemed like a logical fit to help boost an ugly pass rush.
But The Athletic's Vic Tafur reported Friday that the Raiders had some concerns with Allen, who fell to the Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 7.
"Basically I heard that the Raiders weren’t that impressed," Tafur wrote. "I reported pretty early on he wasn’t in play for them at No. 4. I would never question a player’s toughness but there were concerns that he got pushed around a little on some plays at Kentucky and he may not have had enough dog in him for Gruden and Guenther’s liking."
Allen met with the Raiders on one of his final pre-draft visits. He watched film with general manager Mike Mayock and the two broke down his positives and negatives on the field.
“We watched some film together, good and bad clips of myself,” Allen said to NBC Sports Bay Area in April. “He taught me and showed me what I can improve on. What I do good, too.”
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Ferrell was a star himself in college as well, but if Allen out-plays him as a rookie, there will be plenty of people questioning the Raiders' pick.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr on Friday morning announced the birth of his third son, Deakon Derek Carr.
Here's the first look at baby Deakon.
With three sons in the fold, Carr is feeling some type of way with his "dad strength," too.
Not only is Deakon bringing more dad strength to Derek, it sounds like the Carr family might need a new ... car. Yeah, dad strength comes with a better appreciation of dad jokes.
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Carr is entering his sixth season with the Raiders. Deakon is joined by brothers Dallas and Deker Carr.