The Las Vegas Raiders have cut Johnathan Abram after failing to trade him at the 2022 NFL trade deadline. Abram makes the fourth player drafted in the first round from 2019-2021 that the Raiders have cut from the roster.
On Tuesday, PFF’s Ari Meirov listed the Raiders first round selections that have been cut or had their fifth year option declined on Twitter
Abram’s fifth year option was declined at the beginning of the season, meaning he would have been a free agent next year. They did the same thing to Josh Jacobs, who has had a bit of a resurgence despite the lack of confidence. Offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood was cut due to performance issues, but Henry Ruggs III and Damon Arnette were both released after off-the-field issues which will not be discussed in this article.
In eight games this year, Abram has just one pass deflections, no sacks and 48 combined tackles. In 3.5-ish seasons, he has collected three interceptions 12 pass deflections, no sacks and just 155 combined tackles. He will now go on waivers, becoming a true free agent in 2023.
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