Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake said Monday he was told by the team that it plans to release him.
The 28-year-old Drake had his best season in 2020 with Arizona, rushing for 955 yards and 10 touchdowns.
He signed a two-year, $11 million contract with the Raiders last year, and rushed for 254 yards with 291 yards receiving. His 2021 campaign ended with a season-ending ankle injury in December.children’s nfl jersey
Drake said in a phone interview with The Associated Press that general manager Dave Ziegler called him personally to let him know the team was moving on.new england patriots jersey
In six seasons with three teams, Drake has rushed for 3,384 yards and 29 touchdowns.
If Drake is released rather than traded, the Raiders would be on the hook for $8.8 million, including $3.6 million this year. Drake said Ziegler told him he would seek an immediate trade.