Nick Kwiatkoski cut loose by Vegas
According to Tom Pelissero of NFL.com, the Raiders released veteran linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski on Wednesday afternoon.
After starting 12 games in 2020, Kwiatkoski made just eight appearances and zero starts this past season. Along the way, he tallied 21 tackles, one forced fumble, and zero quarterback hits. He had a $8.25 million cap hit this year, but Vegas can recoup $7 million if it designates him as a post-June 1 release. Kwiatkoski should have no trouble finding a suitor that sees him as a depth piece on defense, but his days of being a key starter are over.