Category Archives: Christian Ponder

Raiders cut Christian Ponder, trim roster to 53

The $1.5 million signing bonus the Raiders paid Christian Ponder this offseason has officially gone to waste. The Raiders confirmed today that they have released Ponder, who was expected to back up starting quarterback Derek Carr this year but was outplayed in the preseason by Matt McGloin. Oakland also cut veteran safety Taylor Mays, receiver…

Raiders expected to cut Christian Ponder

The NFL career of Christian Ponder is about to take another hit. Ponder is expected to be cut by the Raiders today, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports. That means the Raiders have wasted $1.5 million on Ponder, which is the signing bonus they gave him this offseason. At the time, the Raiders thought Ponder would…

Derek Carr says it’s “awesome” to play with Amari Cooper

Raiders rookie receiver Amari Cooper saw his first preseason game action on Friday night, and quarterback Derek Carr liked what he saw. Carr completed three passes to Cooper on the Raiders’ first drive, and Cooper also ran the ball on an end-around, as the Raiders marched down the field for a field goal. Carr said…