Fantasy: Final Sunday/Monday rankings for Week 2
SEP 14, 7:48a ET | Jay Clemons
Rotowire: May 5 / 4:13p ET
News: The Raiders officially released Jones on Tuesday, ESPN.com's Bill Williamson reports.
Impact: Though he caught a career-high 73 passes in 2014, Jones was by and large a disappointment for the Raiders due to his minuscule 9.1 yards per reception. Now 31 years old and on the decline, Jones may have to settle for a one-year deal with a club in order to stick around in the league.
Rotowire: May 4 / 9:28a ET
News: The Raiders plan to release Jones, csnbayarea.com reports.
Impact: The release of Jones, who recorded 73 catches for 666 yards and six touchdowns in 2014 -- his first and only season with Oakland -- paves the way for Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree to head the team's wideout corps this coming season. Per NFL.com, the move will save the Raiders nearly $3.5 million against their salary cap.
StatsLLC: May 4 / 12:00a ET
News: The Oakland Raiders are planning to release two starters from last year's team, cutting ties with Jones and linebacker Miles Burris.
Impact: Jones told CSN California that general manager Reggie McKenzie told him he was going to be cut and Burris announced on his Twitter account Monday that he was going to be released as well. The moves came after the Raiders selected potential replacements in last week's draft. Oakland used its first-round pick on receiver Amari Cooper and then drafted linebackers Ben Heeney of Kansas and Neiron Bell of Florida in the fifth round.