Davis released, Sulak reportedly waived

Safety Keith Davis, signed as a reserve safety and special teams player during the offseason, was released according to the transactions page on Raiders.com

In a more surprising development, Profootballtalk.com reports the Raiders have waived defensive end Stryker Sulak, a sixth-round draft pick out of Missouri.

When Sulak was drafted, Raiders coach Tom Cable said the plan was to play him as a strongside linebacker along with fourth-round pick Slade Norris.

However, during the mandatory minicamp and OTAs, Sulak was instead lined up exclusviely as a defensive end and was getting reps with the second and third teams.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • SnB Defense


    How many draft picks have been cut before camp started?

    Especially D-Lineman? You know, the guys who have to practice in shorts and have very limited contact?

    Why not try Sulak at MLB? The Raiders are giving a Tight End from Boise State a shot at the position. At least Sulak played defense in college?

    Everyone talks about trade down…trade down….well they did and threw the pick away.

    Will it make a difference as far as the roster? Nope…he wasn’t making the team anyway…I also think its 50/50 Slade Norris makes it either.

    I didn’t like the cut because of the loss of competition. Maybe they will add a free agent linebacker/defensive tackle later.

    IN MY OPINION, these guys on defense need to be pushed a lot more….Too many blown assignments during the year, weight issues etc…Perhaps with more competition some of that goes away

  • Florida Pete

    bobertsIV Says:
    July 14th, 2009 at 9:22 am

    PETE PETE!!!!!!
    Leats go grab some gator buddy whats a hot spot down here????


    i dont know, man…

    you’re scaring me…

  • Florida Pete

    CantstandtheHaters Says:
    July 14th, 2009 at 9:26 am
    aahhh the haters are at it again. today its because of a college player that got passed 5 times by 32 teams, a player they assumed got picked because of his name in the first place…

    what if the guy asked for his release with the signing of Ellis and the failed Burge-trade?

    what if they told him/his agent that he doesnt have a chance simply losing out on the numbers game withz the Ellis and the failed Burge-trade, the emergence of Scott, and its best for his carrer if he is waived early so someone else can take a shot at him in camp?

    what if the Raiders can retain a long time employee with the waiving/saving or maintain a charity work they are involved with?

    what if he told them his heart isnt in it?

    what if he has a irregular heartbeat, or is really a sloow learner.(its not a gimme that you have the players you have talked to, aLL the guys on your “board”, are automaticaly available in the late rounds. you definitly take some shots into the dark in the draft, no matter what you do)

    what if other teams start doing it too, cause it saves real money, when a late rounder is that much down the DC due to similar circumstances that it makes no sense to keep him. i wouldnt be surprised at all if they did….


    what if they showed him a picture of McDaddy’s peepee ???

    and he asked for an out so he wouldn’t be humiliated ???

  • http://atm Raider O


    I hope people don’t read this blog and think we are crazy!!

    Leagalize it!!


  • http://atm Raider O

    Legalize it!!

    Sorry but I can’t type today.

  • OAKlifer

    I hope people don’t read this blog and think we are crazy!!

    Ohhhh on the contrair my friend I figure that The new donkeys head coach has messed up things so bad in Donkland that he is looking for advice any where he can get it and as soon as he taste the Southwick koolaid he will trade us straight across for Ryan Clady!!!!!!!!!

  • bobertsIV

    i dont know, man…

    you’re scaring me…

    Old buddy I scare you!!?!?!?!?!?
    I’m the only sane one on this blog well besides O and S&B they cool!!! Im in St petersburg for the night then down to Jacksonville till thru!!!

    we could engage in real raider talk like how SFlifer and 2.4 are internet lovers Montana is a clone and why O wouldnt party with me weeks ago!?!?!?!?

  • http://atm Raider O


    Dude, you never gave your info!! Next time post your Email, so I can give you my #!

    I don’t get scared!! lol

  • http://Raiders.com RaiderTW

    You’re in St Petersberg? Why don’t you go to the Surrealist Museum or to you it would just be be a museum.

  • http://atm Raider O

    New post!!

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