The Las Vegas Raiders are among the NFL teams still looking to trim their roster ahead of Tuesday’s 80-man deadline. In order to get down to that number, the organization has let go of a veteran cornerback.
According to Field Yates, the Raiders released 25-year-old Rasul Douglas on Monday. The former third-round pick had just signed with Las Vegas back in April but ultimately couldn’t carve out a spot for himself before the start of the 2021 season.
Douglas arrived to the Raiders after having played in 14 games for the Carolina Panthers in 2020. He made 11 starts and tallied 62 tackles, one tackle-for-loss and nine passes defensed.
Douglas began his career with the Philadelphia Eagles, who selected him out of West Virginia in the third-round of the 2017 draft. He fought for playing time in a fairly crowded secondary and saw action in 46 games during his three years with the team. He made all five of his career interceptions with the Eagles.
The Raiders have released veteran CB Rasul Douglas.
The team is also hosting LB Mark Barron on a workout.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 23, 2021
Now that the Raiders have sent him on his way, Douglas will only have a few weeks to find a team before the start of the regular season. Plenty of NFL teams are still looking for depth at cornerback, so someone with his experience should be able to at least get some attention on the open market.
Douglas wasn’t the only member of the Raiders to get the boot Monday. Las Vegas also released guard Parker Ehinger and waived punter Corliss Waitman.
The Raiders did make one addition, signing undrafted rookie offensive lineman Devery Hamilton.