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Reports: Raiders cut RB Trent Richardson

ESPN is reporting that the Oakland Raiders have released veteran running back Trent Richardson.

The Raiders signed veteran running back Trent Richardson in the offseason after missint out on the DeMarco Murray sweepstakes, but it appears Richardson's time with the Raiders was short-lived.

ESPN is reporting that the Raiders have in fact released Richardson.


Richardson was guaranteed $600k in his deal with the Raiders. He rushed for 42 yards on 15 carries for the Raiders this preseason.

The release comes a day before the team must get down to 75 men. The next cut comes when the team drops down to 53 men, on Saturday.

The move is a good sign for rookie running back Michael Dyer who has shown flashes this offseason. 

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