Raiders Hold Work out for Controversial Former Browns DB: Report

The Oakland Raiders already have some controversial players on the team and they may be adding another one. Jermaine Whitehead was just recently cut by the Cleveland Browns for becoming unhinged on Twitter, threatening fans and calling them racial slurs. Well, he may be getting another shot rather quickly as he recently worked out for the Raiders, per NFL Insider Adam Caplan.

#Raiders worked out former #Browns S Jermaine Whitehead (was cut recently after his twitter comments) and CB DeShawn Shead.

— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) November 11, 2019

After his social media tirade, Whitehead apologized and said it was “out of character” for him. Controversy aside, the defensive back does have a good amount of experience and started all eight games for the Browns before they released him. He’s been on six teams in six years, so he hasn’t had the most stable career. The team also worked out former Seattle Seahawks cornerback DeShawn Shead. Both players are veterans, but will probably be short term solves until LaMarcus Joyner gets healthy again.

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Raiders Starter Returns to Practice For First Time Since Week 3

The Oakland Raiders‘ Marquel Lee isnow eligible to return from injured reserve.

For the first time since suffering his ankle injury versus the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3, the veteran linebacker participated in practice on Monday — starting the clock on his eventual return from injured reserve.

LB Marquel Lee is out here for the start of #Raiders practice. Working back from Week 3 ankle injury

— Matt Kawahara (@matthewkawahara) November 11, 2019

While Lee won’t be eligible to play in Week 11 versus the Cincinnati Bengals, he will be eligible to return in Week 13 when the Raiders visit the Kansas City Chiefs.

Because he’s the second player to return from injured reserve for the Raiders, Oakland can no longer bring back safety Johnathan Abram (shoulder) or quarterback Nathan Peterman (elbow) from injured reserve this season.

Via Rotowire:

“Lee can now return to the practice field but he will not be eligible to play in a game until Week 13. His eventual presence will be good news for a linebacking corps still trying to replace Vontaze Burfict (suspension), but Lee being the second of Oakland’s two players to return from IR means neither Johnathan Abram (shoulder) or Nathan Peterman (elbow) will be able to return at any point in 2019.”

Jon Gruden Comments on Marquel Lee’s Return

Head coach Jon Gruden commented on Lee’s eventual return, via Levi Damien of Raiders Wire.

“NFL rules don’t allow him to play until the Kansas City game, so he’ll get a chance to be on the practice field and get re-acclimated to what he needs to do to get right,” Jon Gruden said of Lee Monday.

Lee had started two of the Raiders’ first three games of the season, but he was sparsely used on defense. The 24-year-old linebacker only played 18 total defensive snaps — but he was used on 36 total snaps on special teams over the first three games.

The 6-foot-3 linebacker started 10 of the Raiders’ 16 games in 2018 and also started six games during his rookie season in 2017.

With Lee due to return in Week 13, the Raiders won’t be as thin alongside their linebacker core. Since the loss of Vontaze Burfict due to his season-long suspension, Oakland has been forced to rely upon a rotation of Nicholas Morrow, Will Compton, Tahir Whitehead and Kyle Wilber.

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