Following the Oakland Raiders’ surprising decision to cut ties with sixth-round rookie defensive end Stryker Sulak, which Mike Florio reported earlier today, a source close to the situation tells us that the team gave no reason for the decision to release him.
Per our source, Sulak hasn’t been in any kind of trouble that would have prompted this abrupt removal from the roster.
In fact, Sulak and his agent haven’t been contacted by the Raiders at this point.
“Shocked is the best way to put it,” the source said. “This is a good kid who plays football, hunts and fishes. This is very dysfunctional. I’m shocked that they didn’t even call him to let him know or call his agent.
“It sounded like the minicamps went well and that he would have a chance to make the club. Of course, signing Greg Ellis might have made it tougher for him to make it. He’ll go through the waiver system and see what happens.”
Our source said that he pressed Sulak about whether he had been in any sort of trouble and Sulak steadfastly denied any kind of off-field problems.
“He has just been back home working out and getting ready for camp,” our source said. “He had just received a letter inviting him to come to camp. It’s a brutal business, and it’s a shame that they wouldn’t give him a legitimate chance to compete and try to make the team.”