Raiders Waive CB Senquez Golson

Senquez Golson‘s time in Oakland is already through. The Raiders waived the cornerback on Wednesday, according to ESPN.com’s Field Yates (on Twitter). 

The Raiders signed Golson just seven weeks ago to what was likely a one-year deal with little or no guaranteed money. The former second-round pick of the Steelers apparently didn’t show much in camp, leading to a quick release.

Steelers had high hopes for Golson when selecting him in 2015, but he never played a down for them and spent the first two years of his career on injured reserve. Golson suffered another injury in the 2017 preseason and was subsequently waived. He was signed to the Buccaneers’ practice squad last year, but was cut shortly after and has yet to appear in a regular season NFL game.

The Raiders have overhauled their secondary this offseason by signing cornerbacks Rashaan Melvin, Leon Hall, Shareece Wright, and Daryl Worley as well as safety Marcus Gilchrist. With fourth-round pick Nick Nelson now also in the mix, things are even more crowded at cornerback.

Per league rules, Golson will now be subject to the waiver wire. If no teams claims him by the end of business on Thursday, he will be free to sign with any club of his choosing.

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4 comments on “Raiders Waive CB Senquez Golson

  1. connfyoozed

    Not sure if Golson should count as a “bust” simply because it’s not that he wasn’t necessarily good enough to play, it’s that he had an uncanny string of serious injuries where he never got a chance to play… and this after having a mostly injury-free college career. In any case, he certainly is one of the worst Steeler draft picks in recent memory, but the injuries kind of make me feel bad for him more than anything.

    • itslonelyatthetrop

      It’s a sad thing. Kijana Carter could have been a decent running back, but he was wrecked by injuries and never the same one twice it seemed.

      Golson is a bust in the idea that Pittsburgh knew the risks and took a chance but it didn’t work out. As Bud Grant said, “The most important ability in football is durability.”

  2. forwhomjoshbelltolls

    Cutting him before he could get hurt is so smart.

    They dodged a huge bullet.

  3. Chris

    Man Senquez was one of the greatest athletes Ole Miss ever had. We were all shocked when he turned down his baseball signing bonus to come to Oxford. That interception to beat #1 Bama is probably the best moment in school history. I hope his life works out even if it turns out that professional sports isn’t his path.

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