LACK­ING IN PASS RUSH, RAIDERS CUT VET­ERAN DE IRVIN

The Modesto Bee (Sunday) - - Sports -

The Oak­land Raiders waived Bruce Irvin af­ter the team’s lead­ing pass rusher had his play­ing time re­duced sig­nif­i­cantly in re­cent weeks.

Irvin played just nine snaps in a 34-3 loss to the San Fran­cisco 49ers on Thurs­day night. He will be sub­ject to waivers and will be owed about $3.8 mil­lion for the rest of the sea­son if he isn’t claimed next week.

Oak­land (1-7) en­tered the sea­son bank­ing on Irvin and Khalil Mack to serve as book­end pass rush­ers. Mack was traded a week be­fore the sea­son to Chicago fol­low­ing a lengthy con­tract hold­out.

Irvin, 31, has three sacks and five pres­sures but has had lit­tle im­pact on a de­fense that is on pace to be one of the worst ever.

NO­TABLE

Bills: Nathan Peter­man will start at quar­ter­back against the Chicago Bears af­ter Derek An­der­son was ruled out with a con­cus­sion. An­der­son and rookie linebacker Tre­maine Ed­munds have not cleared con­cus­sion pro­to­col.

Car­di­nals: Ari­zona re­leased quar­ter­back Sam Brad­ford, whose eight NFL sea­sons have been plagued by in­juries. He signed a one-year, $20 mil­lion con­tract – with $15 mil­lion guar­an­teed – in the off­sea­son but was re­placed by rookie Josh Rosen dur­ing a Week 3 loss to the Bears. He’s been in­ac­tive for every game since.

Pack­ers: Re­ceiver Geron­imo Al­li­son will miss Sun­day’s game against New Eng­land with mul­ti­ple in­juries.

Bears: Three-time Pro Bowl line­man Kyle Long was placed on in­jured re­serve be­cause of a ten­don in­jury in his right foot. He will be out for at least eight weeks. Charg­ers: The team placed linebacker Kyzir White on in­jured re­serve due to a knee in­jury and pro­moted corner­back Jeff Richards from the prac­tice squad. Colts: Kicker Adam Vi­natieri’s jersey and cleats – worn last Sun­day when he set the NFL’s ca­reer scor­ing record – along with the foot­ball he booted for the mark will be dis­played at the Pro Foot­ball Hall of Fame. Vi­natieri fin­ished the day with 2,550 ca­reer points, sur­pass­ing the pre­vi­ous record of 2,544 held by Hall of Famer Morten An­der­sen. Shrine Game cap­tains: Pro Foot­ball Hall of Famers Will Shields and Ae­neas Wil­liams, three-time Pro Bowler Mark Brunell and three-time Su­per Bowl cham­pion Wil­lie McGinest will serve as the East-West Shrine Game leg­ends cap­tains. The 94th an­nual East-West Shrine Game, which fea­tures some of col­lege foot­ball’s best prospects, is sched­uled for Jan. 19 in St. Peters­burg, Florida.

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