Brian Burt

Raiders Claim WR Jordan Lasley

The Raiders have claimed wide receiver Jordan Lasley off waivers from the Ravens, according to Field Yates of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Lasley, a fifth-round pick in 2018, was cut by Baltimore on Wednesday.

Earlier this week, Lasley got into a fight during practice and celebrated a touchdown by throwing a football into a pond. Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh said that neither incident precipitated Lasley’s release, adding the club simply wanted to give the second-year pass-catcher a chance at finding a new team during training camp, per Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com and Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic (Twitter links). However, the Ravens didn’t believe Lasley was improving, and he did have effort questions, tweets Zrebiec.

Lasley didn’t see a single snap during his rookie campaign. He’ll now join an Oakland wide receiver depth chart that already includes Antonio Brown, Tyrell Williams, Hunter Renfrow, Ryan Grant, and Marcell Ateman, among others.

In a corresponding move, the Raiders announced that they’ve waived wide receiver Brian Burt.

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Minor NFL Transactions: 5/10/19

We’ve got a whole bunch of minor transactions from today as we head into the weekend:

Arizona Cardinals

  • Signed: RB Wes Hills, CB Nate Brooks
  • Released: WR Bryant Mitchell, CB Jonathan Moxey, RB Brandon Wilds

Houston Texans

New Orleans Saints

  • Waived: RB Martez Carter, LB Chase Hansen, TE Jake Powell

Philadelphia Eagles

  • Signed: CB Jay Liggins

Seattle Seahawks

Oakland Raiders

  • Signed: WR Brian Burt

Orchard, the former second round pick of the Browns, is probably the biggest name on this list. He was cut to make room for Ziggy Ansah, who the Seahawks officially announced today. Orchard had signed a one-year pact last month that didn’t contain any guaranteed money. It’s a pretty bad sign for his NFL future that he was apparently at the very bottom of the 90-man roster in Seattle.