The Las Vegas Raiders' new regime isn't messing around. On Friday, the team announced that it's declining the fifth-year option on all three of their 2019 first-round picks.
"With the May 2 deadline approaching, the Raiders have decided not to pick up the fifth-year options for Clelin Ferrell, Josh Jacobs and Jonathan Abram," Raiders general manager Dave Ziegler said in an official statement. "We look forward to working with all three players and we will evaluate each situation individually moving forward."
Since the Raiders declined their fifth-year options, Abram, Ferrell and Jacobs will all be free agents once the 2022 season is over.
Abram, Ferrell and Jacobs were all drafted by Mike Mayock. He was fired by the Raiders after their playoff loss in January.
Jacobs has easily been the most productive out of these three picks. Over the past three seasons, the Alabama product has 3,087 yards and 28 touchdowns on 732 carries.
Ferrell, meanwhile, has struggled the most in the NFL. In 42 career games, the former No. 4 pick has 79 combined tackles, eight sacks and two forced fumbles.
As for Abram, the former Mississippi State safety showcased his potential in 2021 with 116 tackles and an interception.
The Raiders could, in theory, re-sign any of these three players to a new deal next offseason.