ArmyBengal Posted July 13, 2009 Report Share Posted July 13, 2009 http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/07/13/raiders-waive-sixth-round-pick/#commentsI just found this to odd to pass up posting about. I don't know if a drafted player has been cut before camp EVER. Poor Raiders...The Oakland Raiders have found a new way to avoid holdouts by rookie draft picks.The solution? Cut them.A league source tells us that the Raiders have waived defensive end Stryker Sulak, a sixth-round pick in the 2009 draft.The formal designation was "waived/unsigned."So, basically, the Raiders have cut Sulak before his rookie training camp. Said the source, "I've never seen that happen before."But the tactic is permitted. Teams are required only to tender one-year contracts for the rookie minimum to their draft picks. Even if the draft pick were to sign the one-year tender, the team would still have the ability to terminate the non-guaranteed deal.Sulak was the 26th player picked in round six, and the 199th overall in the draft. The Raiders selected Sulak with a draft pick obtained from the Patriots.The reason for the Raiders' decision to cut Sulak isn't known. Yet. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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