BREAKING: Raiders releasing Pro Bowl C Rodney Hudson

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If you ask anyone who the best players on the Raiders were, the list would begin with TE Darren Waller and C Rodney Hudson – which means we just got the second-most stunning news possible this offseason. The Raiders are releasing Rodney Hudson, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Hudson makes the fourth Raiders starter on the offensive line to be notified of his imminent release of late. Add 2020 14-game starter Denzelle Good, who is a free agent as of tomorrow, and facelift is putting it lightly.

Left guard Richie Incognito has officially been released and right guard Gabe Jackson expects to be released, though that move has not officially happened yet. Right tackle Trent Brown was traded to the Patriots.

This means it’s possible the only returning starting for the Raiders’ once high-paid offensive line is 2018 first-round pick, left tackle Kolton Miller, who is obviously still on his rookie contract.

For Hudson’s part, he represents a $13.6 million cap hit, but his dead money is even larger, jumping to $15.6 million, according to OverTheCap.com. That cap hit can be split between this season and next, should they designate Hudson a post-June 1 release.

The three-time Pro Bowl center had been a mainstay ironman the past six seasons for the Raiders, who twice made him the league’s highest-paid at his position.