The Oakland Raiders have been busy over the past week of NFL free agency. New general manager Mike Mayock and head coach Jon Gruden aren’t shying away from the moment as they bring in top talent to team that finished with the fourth-worst record in 2018.
The Raiders got things started by signing former New England Patriots left tackle Trent Brown. He signed a four-year, $66 million deal with over $36 million guaranteed.
Oakland wasn’t done just yet, though. The Raiders traded for star wide receiver Antonio Brown and inked him to a massive deal as well.
While the team has added significant talent, cuts needed to be made.
The team reportedly decided to move on from quarterback AJ McCarron, according to ESPN insider Adam Schefter.
Raiders released QB AJ McCarron, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2019
Oakland traded a fifth-round pick to the Buffalo Bills for McCarron before the 2018 season kicked off.
McCarron saw limited playing time for the Raiders. He entered just two games in relief of starting quarterback Derek Carr and threw just three passes on the year.
McCarron was set to become a member of the Cleveland Browns in 2017, but the trade fell through at the last minute.
The former Alabama star welcomed his second son with wife Katherine Webb in December 2018.