The Las Vegas Raiders have a new regime in town, with head coach Josh McDaniels taking over the team on the sidelines.
There is a ton of buzz around the organization, and the acquisition of Davante Adams sure has everybody ready for the reunion with former Fresno State teammate Derek Carr.
However, there are still some bad contracts from the Jon Gruden era, and one of them is running back Kenyan Drake. On Monday, the Raiders announced their intentions to release Drake, according to Josina Anderson of CBS Sports.
I'm told the #Raiders do intend to release RB Kenyan Drake, per league source. @TomPelissero 1st to report.
— JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) August 22, 2022
Drake played just one season with Las Vegas, totaling 254 yards on the ground with two touchdowns. He caught 30 balls for 291 yards and a score and was a nice change-of-pace back to Josh Jacobs. But, McDaniels decided to move on after the emergence of rookie Zamir White and the free-agent additions of Brandon Bolden (a former Patriot) and Ameer Abdullah.
Here are the contract details for Kenyan Drake, and this is another big mistake by the Gruden regime (there were a lot of them).
Raiders RB Kenyan Drake’s two-year, $11 million deal.
• $1.25 million base for 2021.
• $1.75 million roster bonus for 2021.
• $5.5 million roster bonus for 2022.
• 2021 base/both RBs fully guaranteed.
• $2.5 million base in 2022.
• $1.75 million in incentives each year.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 19, 2021
Now, the Raiders get rid of his contract, and it will be difficult to trade for him, especially with money still being owed. Chalk this up to an L for the Jon Gruden era in Las Vegas.