Report: Raiders plan to cut LB Cory Littleton

FILE PHOTO: NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Las Vegas Raiders
FILE PHOTO: October 24, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders inside linebacker Cory Littleton (42) cuts a pass for Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert (88) in the first half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

March 11, 2022

The Las Vegas Raiders plan to release linebacker Cory Littleton in a cost-cutting move, ESPN reported Thursday.

According to the report, the team will save $11.75 million by designating Littleton as a post-June 1 release. At the start of the day, Las Vegas was under the salary cap at a projected $17.8 million.

Littleton, 28, joined the Raiders in 2020 on a three-year deal. He’s played two seasons under that deal, but his salary cap hit should rise to $15.8 million for next season.

The six-year veteran finished third on the team last season with 98 tackles, added a half sack and four passes defended in 17 games (13 starts). He hasn’t recorded an interception in his two seasons with the Raiders.

Littleton played his first four seasons with the Los Angeles Rams after being signed as an undrafted free agent from Washington in 2016. He became a full-time starter in 2018 when the Rams had one Super Bowl run before losing to New England Linebacker led the Rams in tackles for consecutive seasons in 2018-19.

Littleton, a Pro Bowl performer in 2018, has amassed 495 tackles, nine sacks, six interceptions and 26 tackles for loss with the Rams and Raiders.

–Field level media Report: Raiders plan to cut LB Cory Littleton


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