The Oakland Raiders overhaul of their secondary has begun, as the team decided to part ways with one of their free agency acquisitions from last offseason.
The club announced on Tuesday that it has released safety Nate Allen.
Allen was signed last offseason and played in just five games for the Raiders (starting three), while totaling just 14 tackles, one interception and two passes defensed. He missed 11 games after suffering a knee injury in week one and then finishing the season on the Reserve/Injured List.
The veteran's $4.9 million salary was set to be fully guaranteed tomorrow if he remained on the roster.
The Raiders are now entering the offseason without their two starting safeties from last season with the release of Allen and the retirement of future Hall of Famer Charles Woodson.