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Las Vegas Raiders Are Cutting Veteran Linebacker This Thursday

The Raiders' logo at midfield.

The Las Vegas Raiders are making several roster decisions this Thursday afternoon. One of those moves is the release of a veteran linebacker. That linebacker is Kenny Young. 

The Raiders announced this Thursday afternoon that they are releasing linebacker Kenny Young. 

"We have signed free agent DE Jordan Jenkins. Additionally, we have released LB Kenny Young," the Raiders announced. 

In a resulting move, the AFC West franchise is signing defensive end Jordan Jenkins. Here's what the Raiders have to say about the move:

"The Las Vegas Raiders have signed free agent DE Jordan Jenkins, the club announced Thursday. Jenkins joins the Raiders after spending last season with the Houston Texans. He was originally selected by the New York Jets in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft and played five seasons (2016-20) with the club. During his six-year career, he has appeared in 83 career contests with 62 starts and totaled 204 tackles (121 solo), 25 sacks, eight passes defensed, seven forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries. In 2021, he played in 11 games with the Texans and recorded 20 tackles and 2.5 sacks. He led the Jets in 2019 with a career-high eight sacks and tied for the team lead in 2018 with seven sacks."

A couple of interesting defensive moves by the Raiders, who begin the 2022 season on Sept. 11 vs. the Chargers.