Raiders release DI Dan Williams after 2 seasons

The linemen signed with Oakland in 2015. PFF premium stats shows what the Raiders will be missing in 2017 after releasing Williams on Wednesday.

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(Rob Leiter via Getty Images)

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Raiders release DI Dan Williams after 2 seasons


  • The Raiders signed Williams as a free agent from Arizona in 2015. He played in all 32 regular-season games and one playoff game in two seasons with Oakland.
  • Williams had his career-high PFF grade in the 2015 season at 85.1, finishing with the fifth-highest run-stop percentage among all DTs (min. 100 run-play snaps) at 12.1 percent.
  • Williams had been the highest-graded interior defensive lineman in 2016 left on the Raiders roster, leading the group with an overall PFF grade of 74.4.

 

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  • AKjester

    Odd they didn’t trade him to the Seahawks for Lynch.

    • crosseyedlemon

      The Raiders know Lynch won’t play for any other team so they will offer as little as possible. He would just be a temporary fix in any event and the Raiders have some good options available in the draft for finding a long term solution.

      • AKjester

        It seems like trading a player you are going to cut is the definition of “as little as possible.” Perhaps there are other costs that I can’t see, like maybe it creates a cost in trust of the players that they will not be traded.

        If I was the Raiders, I would not want to trade a draft pick, even a 7th rounder. I think there should be a baseball type deal to it, traded for a player to be named later. Then the Seahawks are given a first right to select a player the Raiders plan to cut.