Originally published on Silver & Black Report on April 1, 2014
The Raiders have released offensive guard Mike Brisiel just two years into his Raiders stint.
Brisiel was brought in as a zone-blocking guard that fit Greg Knapp’s offense but the Raiders switched back a power-blocking scheme and Brisiel suffered injury problems.
The Raiders signed Austin Howard this offseason, who is expected to take over Brisiel’s right guard position, leaving Brisiel the odd man out in the Raiders starting offensive line.
The release saves the Raiders just $1.38 million dollars in cap space, according to reports.
News has also surfaced that former Raiders return man and wide receiver Jacoby Ford has signed with the New York Jets. The 26-year-old speedster has caught 57 passes for 848 yards and three touchdowns in his NFL career while having nagging injury problems the last couple of years with Oakland. Ford played in 14 games for the Raiders last season, hauling in 13 receptions for 99 yards.
WR Jacoby Ford possesses dangerous speed but never developed into the wide receiver the Raiders hoped for.