the Las Vegas Raiders announced that they have waived tight end Paul Butler, linebacker Te’von Coney, defensive end Kendall Donnerson, offensive lineman Kyle Kalis, quarterback DeShone Kizer and linebacker Quentin Poling to make room on the roster for a few undrafted free agent signings.
Kizer is the most notable name of the bunch as the Raiders claimed him off waivers from the Green Bay Packers at the beginning of last season to develop him into a potential quarterback of the future.
He didn’t suit up for any games in 2019 though, and the Raiders are currently set at the quarterback position with Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota. They also have a younger quarterback to develop in Nathan Peterman, leaving no room on the roster for Kizer.
Butler is a tight end the Raiders claimed off waivers from the Detroit Lions just a couple weeks ago. He spent the last two offseasons with the Raiders before being waived but does not appear he will even get that opportunity this time around.
Coney originally signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2019 but was eventually waived and added back to the practice squad. He then signed a reserve/futures contract at the beginning of this offseason.
The same can be said for Donnerson, who signed to the practice squad last October and then a reserve/futures contract at the beginning of the offseason at the same time Kalis did as well.
Poling is the only player other than Kizer of the bunch to take up a spot on the active roster in 2019. He wound up being waived and re-signed this past February, although now becomes a casualty of the numbers game that is NFL rosters.