Vernon Butler, Demarcus Robinson among Raiders’ cuts

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The Raiders cut five players Tuesday to reach the 85-player limit. The team announced the departures of veteran defensive tackle Vernon Butler and veteran receiver Demarcus Robinson along with defensive tackle Nate Brooks, defensive end Gerri Green and offensive tackle Tyrone Wheatley Jr.

Butler signed a one-year deal with the Raiders this offseason.

A first-round selection of the Panthers in 2016, Butler spent four years in Carolina before playing for the Bills the past two seasons. Butler appeared in 10 games with the Bills in 2021, starting one.

Robinson signed a one-year deal with the team in March with a chance to compete for the third receiver spot behind Davante Adams and Hunter Renfrow, but Mack Hollins and Keelan Cole were ahead of him on the depth chart.

The Chiefs drafted Robinson in the fourth round in 2016. In 2021, he tied a career-high with 10 starts, and caught 25 passes for 264 yards and three touchdowns.

14 responses to “Vernon Butler, Demarcus Robinson among Raiders’ cuts

  1. No comments? Five guys just lost their jobs. Five guys dreams just took a devastating hit. They deserve at least one comment. Good luck fellas.

  2. I’m surprised Robinson was in the first round of cuts. The other’s not so much. I could see Robinson back in KC. Good luck guys.

  3. Robin son’s shown flashes. Should catch on somewhere. But doesn’t matter my comments never get published on here

  4. First cut down day of this league year – brutal as ever for the five guys from 32 teams – 160 vets nearing the end of their careers, rookies looking to find a berth or so called journeyman trying to latch on.
    Things don’t get better when the next cuts from 85 to 53 come through.
    A lot of very talented guys with serious aspirations have just got or will get some really bad news over the next couple of weeks.
    Let’s recognise them all as real people with real dreams and let’s wish every single one of them the very best in whatever they do next in football or elsewhere.
    For the Raiders players cut today, thank you for trying to make the team I love better.

  5. The dream will still alive for some of these guys to get picked up by another team. Maybe not this round of cuts but the next two cuts will have some decent talent. And then there are the practice team squad to hang onto. Keep believing in yourself.

  6. Tyron Johnson made Robinson expendable. With the guaranteed money they gave Robinson the contract amounts are pretty much equal at $780,000. Tyron Johnson has won that job so far.

    Johnson looks like he could be the deep threat for the Raiders.

  7. We tried to tell you guys D-Rob is not an every day player but you thought you stole something from us.

    Good player just not an NFL starter on a quality team.

  8. That’s probably a wrap for DRob’s NFL career. How he was on the Chiefs in 2020 and 2021 is incredible.

  9. IMO Robinson was released, not waived, to give him a better shot at catching on elsewhere to beat the guys who get cut right before the season..

    They knew he wasn’t going to make the 53 due to Tyron Johnson & maybe DJ Turner or Keelan Cole, so why drag out the process?

  10. Wow, I find it hard to believe Robinson couldn’t even make it past the 1st round of cuts because of his play on the field. Something must’ve happened between him and the coaches or Carr. I also wonder if this means Robinson loses out on his contract. He left the Chiefs for more money and now he has none.

  11. Odd when he was shown the door lots on here heralded it as one sign the chiefs were cracking, yet here we are as he is first casualty on the list of cuts on his new team.

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