Jon Gruden begins his fourth season in his return to the Silver and Black. The Las Vegas Raiders are still looking for the right chemistry on their roster.
In 2002, the then-Oakland Raiders finished their season with an appearance in Super Bowl XXXVII. Led by Bill Callahan, the club was humbled in San Diego by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and one-time leader of the Silver and Black in Jon Gruden. The latter was re-hired by the franchise in 2018 after years in the Monday Night Football booth.
It’s been a slow climb. There have been showings of 4-12, 7-9 and 8-8, respectively. But those latter two years saw the Raiders, who now call Las Vegas their home, right in the midst of playoff contention before collapsing on defense late. Gus Bradley is the new coordinator on that side of the ball.
As usual, the team has been a revolving door this offseason with a slew of players coming and going. But which five players won’t be around come the club’s Week 1 Monday night clash with the Ravens?
5. Nathan Peterman, quarterback
He has been trying to revive his career after a horrid showing by the team that made him a fifth-round pick in 2017. In two seasons with the Buffalo Bills, quarterback Nathan Peterman played in eight games, threw three touchdown passes and a dozen interceptions and didn’t make it through his second year with the club.
But the Raiders signed him to their practice squad in December of 2018. He’s made one appearance with the team and that was in last season’s debacle at Atlanta. The team is set with Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota but the franchise did re-up with Peterman this offseason.