The Raiders have spent a lot of time cleaning up the mistakes of the previous regime this season.
According to Bill Williamson of ESPN.com, they’ve decided to move on to cleaning up mistakes of the current regime as well. Williamson reports that the Raiders have told cornerback Ron Bartell that he will be released on Monday.
Bartell signed a one-year deal with the Raiders in March after he was released by the Rams following seven years in St. Louis. He missed all but one game in 2011 because of a neck injury and broke his shoulder blade in the season opener this year, landing him on injured reserve with the designation to return. He missed seven games, but has started the last five for 3-10 Oakland. He didn’t play particularly well, but, then, neither did too many others on the Oakland defense.
The timing indicates the Raiders would rather see what the likes of Michael Huff and Phillip Adams can do at cornerback and then move forward in the offseason with a fuller idea of what they need to do to improve the performance at cornerback and on the defense as a whole.