Raiders to release DT Jerry Tillery

The house cleaning in underway in Las Vegas. Hours after the news of the expected cut of QB Brian Hoyer, comes another unsurprising cut. That of defensive tackle Jerry Tillery.

The former first round pick was signed by the Raiders midway through the 2022 season after being cut by the Chargers. Despite a largely underwhelming final eight games with his new team, they brought him back for another season on a two-year deal.

He didn’t make much of an impression last season which was the first of his two-year deal, and now he’s once again headed for unemployment.

His release brings with it $2.3 million in cap savings with $1.87 million in dead money.

Tillery’s release means the Raiders have none of their primary DT rotation under contract for next season. Bilal Nichols, John Jenkins, and Adam Butler are all set to become free agents. It’s a position that was due an overhaul and is in much need of in infusion of talent.

Story originally appeared on Raiders Wire