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Former Division Rival Among Raiders' First Round of Training Camp Cuts

Jason Schandl
Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver DeMarcus Robinson was released as part of the Las Vegas Raiders' first training camp cuts.
Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver DeMarcus Robinson was released as part of the Las Vegas Raiders' first training camp cuts. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Much has been made of the Las Vegas Raiders' offseason additions this year, and the team's first round of training camp cuts really highlights just how much this squad has improved.

Among the cuts is former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver DeMarcus Robinson.

Robinson is no superstar, but this is also a guy who started 29 games in one of the NFL's best offenses over the last three years. The Raiders' receiving corps is deep enough that Robinson is not only unable to make the final roster, but he can't even get past the first round of cuts.

Robinson's release could also point to what Josh McDaniels wants this passing attack to look like. Robinson is a pretty one-dimensional speedster, who has posted an average depth of targets (aDOT) of at least 10.4 in three of the last four seasons, with numbers as high as 13.2 in 2019.

The only Raider who had a double-digit aDOT last year and was still on the roster this offseason was Bryan Edwards, who was traded.

McDaniels wants players like Davante Adams, Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow who can win everywhere, and this offense has enough depth that they don't need to keep Robinson around any longer.

With the best receiving group of his career, Derek Carr has a hefty passing yard over/under of 4,400.5 yards according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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