3 Raiders Players Least Likely to Still Be on the Roster by the End of 2020
By Zach Brunner
The Raiders are heading to Las Vegas, with hopes of a new beginning. However, the move puts a lot of pressure on the team and players to perform in their new market. That pressure could lead to some difficult choices for Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock, as they could be moving on from some solid players this offseason.
These are the three players that are the least likely to still be on the roster at the end of the 2020 NFL season.
1. Keelan Doss, WR
The "Hard Knocks" star Keelan Doss has already been cut by the Raiders once before. If the NFL Draft goes as many expect, with the Raiders potentially selecting a wide receiver early, Doss may end up being on the outside looking in. He only caught 11 passes (on 14 targets), so it's not like the team would be losing too much production if they moved on.
2. Derek Carrier, TE
Releasing Derek Carrier would only save the Raiders $1.85 million, but it's still enough to put the veteran tight end at risk of being cut. That risk increased even more following the signing of Jason Witten. The Raiders currently have five tight ends, and Carrier makes the most sense to cut, given the amount he could contribute compared to the money saved.
3. Johnathan Hankins, DT
The Raiders upgraded at defensive tackle, signing Maliek Collins to a one-year, $6 million deal. With Maurice Hurst and P.J. Hall on the team, Johnathan Hankins could be the odd man out. He has the highest cap hit of the bunch (other than Collins), but only recorded 50 tackles, 7 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. His production might not match up with his salary.
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