The Raiders will waive Hatchers, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports. In need of a roster spot with Martavis Bryant joining the team, Hatcher appears to be the roster casualty as a result. If unclaimed, he will hit the open market and be free to sign elsewhere. The second-year player is also a candidate to land on a practice squad.
Hatcher made the Raiders' 53-man roster after a monster performance in the preseason finale, Matt Schneidman of MercuryNews.com reports. Hatcher was fighting for a roster spot before posting a ridiculous eight catches for 128 yards and three touchdowns against the Seahawks during Week 4 of the preseason. He'll face an uphill battle for targets during the regular season as the No. 6 receiver on the depth chart, but he'll also provide depth on special teams.
Hatcher and the Raiders agreed to a reserve/future contract Tusday. Hatcher, an undrafted free agent out of Arkansas in 2016, signed with the Raiders this past offseason. However, he was ultimately let go prior to the season kicking off. After spending time on their practice squad, the big-play receiving threat will look to impress enough during the offseason and land a role with the team next year.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/24||New England Patriots||24||29.00|
|5||10/07||Green Bay Packers||28||32.00|
|13||12/02||Los Angeles Rams||1||4.00|
|17||12/30||@Green Bay Packers||28||32.00|
|3 Year Avg||0||0||0||0||0||0.00||0|