Former Cardinals WR J.J. Nelson signs with Oakland Raiders


Just days after announcing the acquisition of top-3 WR Antonio Brown, the franchise announced on Thursday that they would be parting ways with Jordy Nelson.

The Raiders plan to move to Las Vegas in the near future, but a new football stadium that's being built for them there won't be ready until fall 2020 at the earliest.

Last season, tight end Jared Cook led the Raiders in receiving yards, so you can be sure that this offense is going to look a lot different in year two under Gruden. According to Ian Rapoport, he was paid $3 million before getting cut loose.

Had McCarron been on the Raiders' roster on Friday, he would have received a $1.9 million bonus, and $1.1 million of his $3 million base salary for the 2019 season would have become guaranteed, too.

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He joins Deone Bucannon, Markus Golden, Mike Iupati and Antoine Bethea as members of the 2018 Cardinals to have signed deals with new teams this offseason. The team explored the possibility of playing this fall at other venues in the Bay Area, including Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara and Oracle Park in San Francisco.

Although the Oakland City Council and Alameda County administrators still must approve the deal, it's expected to go through.

Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders are looking like they will be taking some big shots downfield next season.

Miley said he hopes the extension "may provide a sense of healing" between the Raiders and the community.