An additional 2,000 tickets are on sale for this summer’s Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies, which include Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown and Packers general manager Ron Wolf, who got his start with the Raiders.
The Raiders announced the releases Tuesday of wide receiver James Jones, linebacker Miles Burris and offensive lineman Kevin Boothe as well as five other players.
All three players were displaced in part because the Raiders selected players at their positions in the NFL draft.
Jones, whose release was reported Sunday night by CSN-Bay Area, led the Raiders with 73 receptions for 666 yards and six touchdowns.
With Amari Cooper arriving as the No. 4 pick in the draft, Michael Crabtere in free agency and Rod Streater returning to health after a broken foot, Jones would have been in a tough fight for playing time and was scheduled to make $2.9 million in salary.
Burris, the Raiders’ second-leading tackler behind Charles Woodson as a middle linebacker, was displaced by the free agent signing of Curtis Lofton as well as the selection of linebackers Ben Heeney of Kansas (fourth round) and Neiron Ball of Florida (fifth round).
The three-year veteran did not practice at the Raiders mandatory minicamp and was released with a “waived injured” designation.
Boothe played sparingly as a reserve center and guard last season. The Raiders fourth-round pick was Miami’s Jon Feliciano who can play both positions.
The Raiders hold a minicamp for rookies, undrafted free agents and players in on a tryout basis beginning Friday.
Other players released by the Raiders were cornerback Jansen Watson, defensive tackle Kona Schwenke, linebacker Justin Johnson, linebacker Bojay Filimoeatu and tight end Nick Kasa.
Kasa, a sixth-round draft pick in 2013, spent all last season on injured reserve rehabbing a knee injury and was waived with a “failed physical” designation.”
Marv Hubbard was remembered Tuesday as a player who epitomized what it meant to be a Raider in the early 1970s.
Miles Burris, the Raiders second-leading tackler in 2014, said on Monday on his Twitter account he is moving on.
The Raiders have changed the way they coach, changed the way they train, changed the way they eat and made a lot of changes to the roster.
The selection of Amari Cooper in the first round of the NFL draft as well as the signing of unrestricted free agent Michael Crabtree has apparently made the Raiders’ 2014 leading receiver expendable.
A list of reported undrafted free agent signings from the Raiders which have not been confirmed by the club:
Raiders coach Jack Del Rio wraps up the NFL draft Saturday with a press conference with local media. A transcript as furnished by the Raiders:
Transcriptions from Raiders draft picks Max Valles, Anthony Morris, Andre Debose and Dexter McDonald as furnished by the team:
The Raiders waited until their final selection in a 10-man draft class Saturday to select a cornerback, taking Dexter McDonald of Kansas No. 242 overall.