Raiders Cut A.J. McCarron, Jordy Nelson

Yes, Jon Gruden gave Jordy Nelson a $3.6 million Christmas gift, but it's not as bad as it sounds

Jordy Nelson's time in Oakland has come to an end.

The Oakland Raiders have released QB AJ McCarron and WR Jordy Nelson, the club announced Thursday.

Nelson received a $3.6 million roster bonus in December.

The Raiders save about $3.5 million in cap space.

Nelson caught 63 passes for 739 yards and three touchdowns in his only season with the Raiders after entering as the team's highest-profile offseason signing. He's averaged a whopping 10.2 yards per target throughout his career.

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Meanwhile, the Raiders add another receiver after already acquiring Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams in the past week.

The only other quarterback employed by the Raiders is Nathan Peterman, who's signed to a reserve/future contract.

After looking for a temporary home before the franchise's move to Las Vegas, Raiders owner Mark Davis agreed with East Bay officials on a deal on Friday to bring his team back to the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum for the 2019 National Football League season.

McCarron will free up $5 million off the cap, as the Raiders will look for someone else to backup Derek Carr in 2019.

Nelson spent one year with the club after joining ahead of the 2018 campaign and appeared in 15 contests and made 14 starts.

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