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Raiders Are Reportedly Releasing Former First-Round Pick Johnathan Abram

Raiders safety Johnathan Abram

The Las Vegas Raiders developed a track record of drafting terribly during the Jon Gruden years. Unfortunately, that proved especially true for the AFC West franchise on Tuesday. 

The Raiders are reportedly releasing safety Johnathan Abram on Tuesday. He was the team's first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft out of Mississippi State. 

Another Gruden draft pick that turns out to be a dud. This after the Raiders reportedly attempted to trade Abram ahead of the deadline. 

"A surprise: The #Raiders are releasing former first-round pick safety Johnathan Abram, per source," said Tom Pelissero.

Insider Ian Rapoport notes the Raiders attempted to trade him at the deadline, but couldn't find a single taker. Abram now heads to waivers. 

"Las Vegas shopped him at the trade deadline, but found no takers. Now, he heads to waivers," said Rapoport

Johnathan Abram is due $1 million for the rest of his 2022 season. It's the final year on his rookie contract. 

Abram is likely to find a landing spot. He compiled 255 tackles and three picks in four years with the Raiders.