Report: Raiders releasing Carl Nassib

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It looks like the start of the new league year will mark the end of defensive end Carl Nassib‘s time with the Raiders.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Raiders are releasing Nassib on Wednesday.

Nassib’s contract called for him to make a salary of $7.75 million this season and carry a cap number of more than $9.6 million. Schefter reports that he’ll be designated as a post-June 1 cut, which means the team will create $8 million in cap space via the move.

Nassib, who became the first active NFL player to publicly come out as gay last June, had 21 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and a forced fumble in 13 games last season.

15 responses to “Report: Raiders releasing Carl Nassib

  1. Best to him, but his salary with limited production along with the awful Corey Littleton makes sense.

  2. Nassib was a good rotational piece but Gruden/Mayock overpaid for what he was used for. Cap causality.

  3. Hate to see him go but he never produced enough to justify his salary. He’ll catch on somewhere else for less money.

  4. 1.5 sacks as a DE? Interior guys get that many on accident…. I’m surprised LA/Oak/LV didn’t keep him. He fits the mold of what they do….

  5. chue says:
    March 16, 2022 at 11:58 am
    Here come the cries of collusion, prejudice, and anything else people can come up with.

    ///////

    Exactly why no team wants the Kaepernick headache.

  6. Best of luck to Carl! But no longer fit the new scheme and they have alot of younger talent at defensive end.

  7. He was about to get released last season and then he came out and all but put and end to that plan.

  8. Almost $10M for those results? Nah. But he’s only 28 and will probably catch on somewhere for a lot less. If he’s lucky he gets into a system that highlights his skillset and he gets one more decent contract out of it.

  9. Had a couple flashes but wasn’t to the level of production to justify that kind of money.

  10. chue says:
    March 16, 2022 at 11:58 am
    Here come the cries of collusion, prejudice, and anything else people can come up with.
    ——————

    Not at that salary for that production. However, those “cries” may come (understandably) IF someone does not get so much as a single workout or minimum contract offer despite having some history of NFL performance and track record of being able to fit with a team and contribute. It shouldn’t be that hard to understand.

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