The NFL is often a zero sum game. So with the Raiders drafting their middle linebacker of the future in Rolondo McClain, their middle linebacker of the last few years is likely on his way out.
Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune says Kirk Morrison will be cut or traded. He’s due $2.51 million, which is too much for a player that’s ultimately depth now.
Perhaps Morrison isn’t as good as his production indicates, but he can help a team. We’d think another team would give up a late-round pick for him.
Head coach Tom Cable also admitted the team would have taken Russell Okung or Trent Williams if they were available to him.