Oakland Raiders: 3 potential cap casualties in 2019

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WR Seth Roberts

It has to end this offseason, right? The Raiders can’t legitimately still think that Seth Roberts is suddenly going to figure it out and became a reliable playmaker out wide, can they? Then again, it’s anyone’s guess at this point.

However, if history tells us anything, it’s that there isn’t going to be a miraculous realization of talent for Roberts. He’s been in Oakland for five years now, and he still has yet to develop into anything more than an occasional big-play receiver whose numbers are largely a product of volume rather than the talent.

This offseason, the Raiders have the perfect opportunity to cut the cord. Scheduled to make $4.65 million in 2019, Roberts can be shown the door without creating any dead cap space. That’s the ideal, especially for a team like the Raiders that’s undergoing a massive rebuild this offseason.

Instead of spending that money on Roberts, Gruden can go out and find himself a more reliable weapon for Carr to work with. Maybe one whose capable of turning golden opportunities into breakout seasons, rather than crumbling when the spotlight gets too bright.

Roberts has and always will be a decent NFL receiver. For all of the hype he’s received over the years, though, it hasn’t amounted to much. It’s time to call it quits on this project.