Raiders continue to break away from talent and cut off Bruce Irvin after an embarrassing loss

Raiders continue to break away from talent and cut off Bruce Irvin after an embarrassing loss

Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders have decided to embrace the tank. The team opted for the defensive end of Bruce Irvin on Saturday, said Vic Tafur of The Athletic.

In eight games this season, the 31-year-old Irvin has six tackles. He was responsible for three of the Raiders' seven bags and led the team.

The move continues the trend of Raiders separation this season with talented players. Passus Khalil Mack was traded to the Chicago Bears shortly before the first week. Amari Cooper was sent out during the preliminary round of Oakland in the round.

Mack seemed to notice that Irvin was being cut. He sent a cryptic tweet shortly after the news appeared.

The decision to cut Irvin may be a surprise given the recent expiration of the trading period. If the team wanted to move on, it could have done it in time. And if it could not find a taker, Oakland would have just released Irvin after the deadline. Instead, Oakland kept him until Saturday.

For this reason, it is possible that on Thursday the blowout defeat against the San Francisco 49ers had to do with the change. The Raiders were ashamed of "Thursday Night Football" and lost the competition 34-3. The loss dropped the Raiders to 1-7.

To make matters worse, the blowout came against the third string quarterback of the 49er. Nick Mullens looked like the next Tom Brady against a porous Oakland defense.

The Raiders played so badly that maybe Gruden thought it was time to shake things up again. Irvin – who was one of the co-captains of the team – ended the prize.

In the end, this could be a good thing for Irvin. If a team is willing to take on Irvin's $ 4 million remaining salary, he may be eligible for an exemption. If not, he would become an unrestricted free agent and would be able to sign any team.

Bruce Irvin is the newest player to be sent away from Oakland. (AP photo)

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