Las Vegas Raiders Release Young Cornerback

The Las Vegas Raiders made a move earlier today to acquire offensive tackle Justin Herron from the New England Patriots, and in a corresponding move, they've subsequently released a young cornerback to make room for him. That young cornerback is Javelin Guidry, formerly of the New York Jets, and if no one claims him, it's more likely than not that Guidry winds up on the Raiders practice squad going forward.

The 24-year old went un-drafted out of Utah back in 2020, and while he was never able to break through as a starter in his two campaigns with the Jets, he was a solid depth player, who contributed 70 tackles, 3 pass deflections and 4 forced fumbles in that time, and he still has the benefit of time where he can grow and develop.

Guidry was also a member of the Cardinals practice squad this off-season, and he has plenty of potential, so if the Raiders need a solid slot corner or someone for good depth, he'll be dependably able to step in at any time. To bring Herron, a valuable depth piece to the active roster, the Raiders have released Guidry, but if he makes it back to their practice squad, it's highly likely that at some point this season, he'll play an important role for this secondary.

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