Raiders release quarterback Josh Johnson

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have released quarterback Josh Johnson.

The team announced the move on Thursday to cut Johnson and go down to three quarterbacks on the roster. Johnson was signed this offseason to compete for a backup spot with EJ Manuel and Connor Cook behind starter Derek Carr.

Johnson has played in 29 games with five starts over his 10-year career. He has completed 54.2 percent of his passes for 1,042 yards, five touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

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