The Las Vegas Raiders are set to release working again Kenyan Drake after one season with the staff barring an unlikely last-minute commerce supply, sources confirmed to The Athletic.
The NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero was the primary to report the pending transaction.
Drake signed with the Raiders in March of 2021 on a two-year, $11 million deal. He rushed for 254 yards and two touchdowns and caught 30 passes for 291 yards and a rating within the 12 video games he performed final yr. He suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Week 13 towards Washington however was capable of return and has performed in each of Las Vegas’ preseason video games this yr.
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Josh Jacobs and Zamir White will take many of the carries out of the backfield for the Raiders this yr, so Drake was at all times going to be a rotational participant at greatest. The entrance workplace introduced in Brandon Bolden, who performed in Josh McDaniels’ offense for years with the Patriots, this offseason and naturally had extra belief in him from the bounce.
Drake is 28 years previous, which is across the time working backs begin to decline, not to mention after they’re coming off of a significant surgical procedure. He has been a succesful receiving again and potential big-play risk as a runner prior to now, however whether or not he can maintain up bodily is the largest query on the subject of whether or not he can carve out a job with one other staff.
Prior to becoming a member of the Raiders, Drake hung out with Arizona after the Cardinals acquired him from Miami halfway by way of 2019. He had 239 carries for 955 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2020. In 89 video games throughout his six-year profession, Drake has collected 3,384 dashing yards, 1,535 receiving yards and 36 whole touchdowns.
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