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Oakland Raiders: Releasing David Bass Makes No Sense

Oakland Raiders: Releasing David Bass Makes No Sense


Last night I re-watched the Oakland Raiders fourth preseason game in its entirety. There were a few players who stood out on tape, one of them was defensive end David Bass. Throughout the game Bass was using his non-stop motor to pressure the quarterback. It looked like Bass could be the Raiders most effective pass rusher this season and be a building block for the future. However, the Raiders shockingly released Bass today.

I have no clue why the Raiders would release a young rookie like Bass, especially because they have no depth at the position. This move reminds me of the time the Raiders cut 7th round pick Stevie Brown, who ended up having a stellar career with the New York Giants. Second year player Jack Crawford and Bass were the only defensive lineman who made any real noise during preseason. During mini-camp Bass was one of the few defensive standouts because of his ability to lineup as a 3-4 outside linebacker and a 4-3 defensive end.

Hopefully, Bass slips through the cracks and gets signed to the practice squad but that is far from guaranteed. The Raiders decision to keep four quarterbacks could partly be blamed for Bass’s release. Dennis Allen and Reggie Mckenzie definitely have some explaining to do on their decision to release one of their top young pass rushers.


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  1. He was released because the Raiders have no clue what the hell they’re doing. Reggie McKenzie cannot evaluate talent and Dennis Allen cannot coach at the NFL level.

  2. You read my mind on that. What didn’t make any sense whatsoever was the release of Andre Carter as well. keeping such players as kluwe, Taiwan jones, and one of the four quarterbacks is something that boggles the mind. Hopefully the coaches saw or know something that we don’t know about

  3. Reggie & D.Allen = idiotas pendejos

  4. The Bears want to thank the Raider organization for the gift of Bass this fine football season.

  5. Unbelievable personnel moves. The point is to get better not worse. Mac and Dennis need to asses what value they bring to the organization. I smell the head of the fish rotting.

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