Report: Raiders are cutting John Simpson

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The Raiders are waiving offensive guard John Simpson, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports.

Simpson, 25, played 56 offensive snaps on Thursday night after right guard Alex Bars injured his knee four plays into the game.

His only other action on offense this season came in the first two games when he started at left guard.

He also played 51 special teams snaps this season.

The Raiders made Simpson a fourth-round pick in 2020. He started two games as a rookie and all 17 last season.

It seems unlikely Simpson clears waivers considering he is under contract for 2023 with a base salary of $1.01 million and only $199,195 in guaranteed money remaining.

His departure leaves only cornerback Amik Robertson from the team’s 2020 draft class. Henry Ruggs, Damon Arnette, Lynn Bowden, Bryan Edwards, Tanner Muse and Simpson all were released or traded.

27 responses to “Report: Raiders are cutting John Simpson

  1. He has decent power in a straight line, but can’t move well to get blocks to the sides or second level.

  2. I hope my Eagles pick him up.Our offensive line coach can turn him into a really good lineman.

  3. Seems strange to cut the guard that stepped in for the starting guard that was injured the day after the game.

  4. Solid run blocker, probably will be serviceable as a 7th lineman. Just another former regime pick Mcdaniel’s ego decided wasnt worth rostering. The fact they cut him and not Sam Webb is hilarious though, atleast get rid of players who are proven terrible.

  5. Not sure why they cut him? Knowing they won’t resign him next off season, he won’t protect as required or follow instructions, or did he say stuff that would divide the locker room?

  6. They could have traded their entire 2020 draft selection to a team for one good vet and come out better than they are today. This is a whole new level of amazing.

  7. This is one the Patriots should jump on and give it a shot. No harm in trying because they can’t make their line any worse, or if it turns out they can they can just release him again.

  8. Inept, incompetence and poor leadership in the Raiders clown show organization.

    Every passing day proves what a complete disaster this team is more and more…

  9. Well if this site did their homework they would also write that wallet and renfro are coming off of IR amd room has to be made for that!
    With a TE coming back it makes sense that the 7th lineman will get the boot.

    You should have known.

  10. The site is reporting the news, it’s not analyzing the Raiders strategics for losing season.

    The Raiders season was over before it started, none 0f this even matters.

  11. New regimes generally make a lot of changes to the roster because new regimes are usually hired because the team was failing. The Raiders are the opposite. This was a playoff roster last year, despite being run over by a freight train in the middle of the year. Usually, you need to have some patience with a new regime because they’re usually tearing apart a poorly performing roster. Again, the opposite is true in this case. The Raiders had improved every year under Gruden/Bisaccia, and this year they were primed to go deeper into the playoffs. But nobody who’s left New England to set out on their own has enjoyed any success. There’s no excuse if this team doesn’t compete for a championship. You don’t tear apart a playoff roster, unless you improve it. I know a won/loss record can be misleading sometimes, but Rich Bisaccia had this team playing at a very high level. In fact, Bisaccia should have been awarded Coach of the Year. Hopefully they finish strong and make a playoff run. There’s still time.

  12. The Autumn Wind says:
    December 10, 2022 at 6:06 am
    Good Riddance to all of them Chucky and Mayock suck at picking players.
    – – – – – – – – – – – –
    Is that a fact , signed Kolton Miller, Josh Jacobs, Maxx Crosby, Hunter Renfro , Foster Moreau, Amik Robertson, Nate Hobbs, Divine Diablo, Malcomb Koonce, Trevon Moehrig, and we could name the others who now are fortunate and play for other teams because the Dynamic Duo only want guys who kiss their butt, and “practice” hard.

  13. Cutting him but letting Tillery stay?
    Leadership just lost even more respect in the locker-room and with the public.

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