Raiders waive WR Keon Hatcher to make room for Martavis Bryant

NBC Sports Bay Area staff
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UPDATE (11:47pm PT on Wednesday): The Raiders announced that they have re-signed wide receiver Martavis Bryant and signed long snapper Trent Sieg. To make room on the roster for Bryant, receiver Keon Hatcher was released. Long snapper Andrew DePaola was placed on injured reserve.


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The NFL can be a cruel world for undrafted rookies.

Wide receiver Keon Hatcher just found out. After making the 53-man roster out of camp, the Arkansas product was informed on Wednesday that the Raiders will be releasing him.

Hatcher's agent, Ken Sarnoff, broke the news on Twitter.

The move likely corresponds with the Raiders intentions to bring recently released wide receiver Martavis Bryant back.

During the preseason, Hatcher caught 10 passes for 162 yards and three touchdowns. Those numbers were good enough two weeks ago. Now, he's a free agent looking for a new team.

To make matters worse, Hatcher just turned 24 on Tuesday.


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