The new regime in Oakland continues to break with its not-too-distant past, by cutting Al Davis draft picks.
Specifically, the Raiders had two third-round picks in 2011. And they’ve now cut both of them.
Cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke, the fastest man in last year’s Scouting Combine, was dumped earlier this month. Now, tackle Joseph Barksdale reportedly has been dumped, according to Adam Caplan. As pointed out by Jerry McDonald of Ibabuzz.com, Barksdale was inactive for all three of the team’s 2012 regular-season games.
The Raiders also have cut 2011 fourth-round defensive back Chimdi Chekwa.
Quarterback Terrelle Pryor, a third-round pick in the 2011 supplemental draft, has to be wondering whether he’s next.