By Steve Corkran
Monday, May 14th, 2012 at 4:06 pm in Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders cut quarterback Rhett Bomar and tight end Andre Hardy today, the start of the Raiders organized team activities in Alameda.
Bomar didn’t figure to have much of a chance to make the 53-man roster, with veterans Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart, as well as second-year player Terrelle Pryor, ahead of him on the depth chart.
As for Hardy, the Raiders were hopeful of his making a successful transition from a basketball player to an NFL player. An injury last month derailed Hardy’s progress.
It’s unclear whether his injury was serious enough to hinder his chances. However, he wasn’t able to work with the rest of the players at the rookie mini camp, at least during the media window.
The media are permtitted access to the OTA session Tuesday. At that time, I intend to interview cornerbacks Shawntae Spencer and Ron Bartell about their signing with the Raiders and being the potential successors to Stanford Routt and Chris Johnson.