The Raiders made a series of transactions today to reduce their roster, with a handful of notable players earning their walking papers. Per ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez (on Twitter), the Raiders released cornerback De’Vante Bausby and defensive tackle Ethan Westbrooks. The team also waived quarterback Case Cookus, kicker Dominik Eberle, long snapper Liam McCullough, running back Bo Scarbrough, and wide receiver Caleb Scott.
Bausby joined the Raiders earlier this offseason after spending the 2020 season with the Broncos (two stints) and the Cardinals. He actually had his most productive NFL season, collecting 20 tackles and five passes defended in 10 games (three starts). The 28-year-old previously got some playing time with the Bears and Eagles, appearing in 26 career games.
Westbrooks signed with the Raiders just last week, but his second stint with the organization has already come to an end. The 30-year-old defensive lineman appeared in 61 games for the Rams between the 2015 and 2018 seasons, collecting 51 tackles, nine sacks, and one forced fumble. However, he hasn’t seen the field since that 2018 campaign.
Scarbrough made a name for himself following a five-game stint as a starter with the Lions in 2019. He collected 382 yards from scrimmage that season, but he only saw the field for one game with the Seahawks in 2020.
10 comments on “Raiders Cut Seven Players”
At this point in the (pre) season I honestly believe that the real judgement of a team is how quickly roster adjustment cuts get picked up by other teams….
Yeah this group, thank you for playing.
Your comment could use some clarity but I guess your suggesting that teams whose cuts are getting claimed quickly have decent to good positional depth. That could be true but if a teams cuts aren’t getting claimed quickly it could simply mean the players they released are just plain bad.
Good players will get picked up for another shot, and bad players will not.
Scarborough will probably jump on another team.
I hope you are right…
Jacksonville is way under on cap value, maybe they will give Bo a spin.
Bo Knows Football
I’m not shocked Scarborough didn’t make the roster, but I am surprised he was cut this early.
that kicker sounds like a hockey player
Your probably thinking of Jordan Eberle. Not a bad player but he can’t score from 50 yards away like a kicker can.
Ironically, Edmonton’s Dominik Kahun has drawn strong comparisons to Jordan Eberle as a replacement for Eberle.