Just days after releasing cornerback Sean Smith, the Raiders lost some more depth at the position as they watched free agent TJ Carrie sign with another team.
NFL Insider Adam Caplan is reporting that Carrie has signed a four-year deal with the Cleveland Browns worth $31 million, and up to $15.5 million in guarantees.
Though Carrie proved to be a key piece of the Raiders defense last year by starting 15 games, the Raiders were not going to be able to afford that with former Defensive Player of the Year Khalil Mack’s contract extension looming.
Carrie’s departure ends his four-year tenure with the Raiders in which the seventh-round pick totaled 168 tackles, three interceptions and three forced fumbles in 60 games played (36 starts).
The Raiders now have just three cornerbacks left on the roster: second-year player Gareon Conley, Dexter McDonald and Antonio Hamilton.