2,593

Raiders release QB Matt Schaub

Share

Quarterback Matt Schaub was released by the Raiders Monday, the club announced on Twitter.

Having signed quarterback Christian Ponder to go along with starter Derek Carr and Matt McGloin, general manager Reggie McKenzie said Saturday night they likely remove a quarterback from the roster soon.

With Schaub scheduled to make $5.5 million this season, it was an easy decision. McKenzie’s stated goal at the scouting combine was to try and get something for Schaub in a trade, but once Ponder was added to the roster, other teams realized Schaub would be available for nothing soon enough.

Schaub arrived in a trade from the Texans last offseason as the presumptive starter after the Raiders had struggled the previous season with Terrelle Pryor, Matt Flynn and McGloin.

The veteran quarterback wasn’t sharp in early preseason games, but performed well enough during training camp and looked on schedule to be the starter when the Raiders practiced for two days against the Dallas Cowboys in Oxnard.

Schaub, came up with a sore elbow and Carr was electric in the preseason finale, completing 11 of 13 passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-31 win by the Raiders.

Raiders coach Dennis Allen decided to turn the team over to Carr to start the season. Carr ended up starting all 16 games and Schaub threw just 10 passes, completing five for 57 yards. He was sacked three times and threw a pair of interceptions, including one on a trick play out of field goal formation against the Miami Dolphins in London.

Share

Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • RaiderCDE

    Reggie is a joke

  • The Ghost of Dave Casper

    Good lord, people are acting as if he’s taking Bo Jackson’s place. This is a low risk signing with big potential upside. Buy low, sell high. If he sucks, he won’t make it out of camp. Take a breath, people.

  • SaintKaufman

    If we get another mauler for RG he just might be the perfect compliment to Murray. I hope he kicks azz!! Hey wait, are these rumors even true??

  • WILLY91137

    That was then a different time this is now players don’t want to come here we have 11 years of losing we play on a baseball diamond Reggie has tried to get top name players in here but they do not want to come here

  • Gdog

    Did Reggie have him backwards punt before he signed him?

  • Raidman

    Ok. Good point. What are the contract details? That would validate your point.

  • Gdog

    You mean just like last year?

  • Mike_Trail

    Ha! Seems so…

  • Guest123

    Si….un broma pesado!

  • Buckarama

    This is the dumbest move in the history of dumbest moves. Trent Richardson/Adrian Peterson, same thing.

  • Gdog

    Murray sat the bench all last year while Reggie tried to see if his MJD and McF signings would pan out.

    Why is it different now?

  • Mike_Trail

    Need to sign him early so he can learn the playbook…Heard he struggled hardcore with that in Indy…

  • Chino

    Reg is a joke for bringing in a former #3 overall pick? Ha!
    Same ppl that were clamoring for Jerry Hughes who was pretty much a bust before these last two years.

  • See MJD, 2014

  • SaintKaufman

    Dude, look out!!

  • Mike_Trail

    Prescient!

  • Guest123

    WORST. GM. EVER.

  • RaidersDoc

    i agree

  • Gdog

    This is starting to feel like never ending torture.

  • Guest123

    NEW POST

  • M.Shorter

    Whats the comparison?

  • Raidman

    That’s what I’m trying to say. If he signed a big, long term contract, then he’s going to think he has a chance to compete for the starting job because that was the case last year. That means, more of TR and less of Murray…again.

  • michael todd

    I’m sure we’re gonna platoon a couple other RBs and thin the herd……okay to bring him in and see if there’s anything to offer

  • 619raider

    So Murray/Richardson/Helu replaces the trio of MJD/DMC/Murray.

    We will see, just the subtractions of DMC and MJD are an improvement IMO.

    However, I rewatched the Buffalo game the other day and McFadden will showing some flashes. oh well, He is gone now. Moving on.

  • Old RB who was signed at this stage in FA, and was not a “camp body”.
    He was a multi-million dollar FA bust.

  • WILLY91137

    That won’t be much of a battle

  • Chino

    New post

  • Mike_Trail

    Problem with McFadden is that he showed flashes for years……tantalizing, only to let you down…every game.

  • SaintKaufman

    Old RB?? FA bust??

  • Gdog

    Reggie doesn’t hand out long term contracts. That didn’t stop Murray from standing on the sidelines for 285 snaps last year.

  • The Ghost of Dave Casper

    It didn’t pan out. Doesn’t mean that will always be the case. TR is also 24, not 50.

  • MJD

  • SaintKaufman

    What’s the comparison?

  • The Ghost of Dave Casper

    Last year is the reason we need as many RBs as possible to compete, not less.

  • WILLY91137

    Maybe we will draft a running back in the later rounds and throw Richardson to the curb

  • SaintKaufman

    Yeah, cause GM’s decide which players play.

  • The Machine

    No dice. He might suck, we might keep him on the roster, but if he stinks up the locker room, there is no chance he stays around.

  • The Ghost of Dave Casper

    If it’s a long term deal without an out after a year or two, I will be very surprised. Not Reggie’s pattern.

  • diff

    It seems like a low risk move. Let’s hope he gets back to running hard.

  • Mike_Trail

    Hmmm, didn’t know about that. Well, Im all for giving a guy a chance at redemption. He has talent, its up to him and the coaches to get it out and on the field. I don’t mind the pickup. The potential upside outweighs the negatives IMO. In fact, I don’t really see any negatives, other than if Murray is the Obvious #1, and Trent sucks, but they still feed him the rock…I don’t know. I think Jack would step in and rectify that.

  • The Ghost of Dave Casper

    We’ll see if you’re saying that if TR turns it around. There is a % chance that happens.

  • M.Shorter

    Fair enough. Jus curious.

  • Just a side note Ponder without Adrian Peterson production had 2 400 yard games under Bill Musgraves OC other than Musgraves predictability in the run game and poorly designed screen passes. I never had a complaint with his passing plays or Qb designed run plays which seem to work very well. Both Carr and Ponder could have some big yardage games under Musgrave especially With KW on the Roster, I wouldn’t worry about Richardson getting production, with the effective play action the running game will merely be a necessary distraction that teams will have to respect as things could get aerial real quickly in oaktown.