Former Raiders LB Nick Kwiatkoski signs on with Falcons

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Less than two months ago, the Raiders cut Nick Kwiatkoski, saving some $3.24 million against the cap and leaving behind $5 million in dead money. Now the former starter has finally found a new home.

Kwiatkoski had visited the Raiders most recently, in what looked like a potential return. But after testing the Las Vegas reunion waters, the former starter decided a reunion with his former GM in Chicago was his best option. Or perhaps his trip to visit his former team upped the Falcons’ offer.

Meanwhile the Raiders signed free agent Kenny Young instead.

The Raiders cleaned some house at linebacker this offseason, taking on a good deal of dead money in the process.

All three 2020 starters Kwiatkoski, Cory Littleton, and Nicholas Morrow were let go, while they added competition in the form of Young, Jayon Brown, Micah Kiser, and Kyler Fackrell.

Last season starters Denzel Perryman and Divine Deablo return as well.