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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