What happens in Vegas apparently doesn’t stay in Vegas.
In the past week, three Raiders players and a pair of front office executives have left the organization in what has quickly turned into a mass exodus.
On Tuesday, 34-year-old offensive tackle Sam Young, who appeared in 11 games last season, decided to retire six days into training camp. A day earlier, 26-year-old linebacker James Olwualu retired, following veteran running back Theo Riddick, who retired last week amid a positive COVID-19 test.
Perhaps more disconcerting for the Raiders are the front office departures. Last week, Raiders President Marc Badain resigned without warning, while Senior VP Brandon Doll left after spending eight years with the organization, according to Sports Business Journal.
The exact reasons for each exit remains unclear. The Raiders are looking to rebound from an underwhelming 8-8 season.