Raiders news: Denzelle Good retires at 31

UPDATE: Denzelle Good explained her retirement in two tweets on Tuesday afternoon and left open the possibility of playing again.

A quiet day after training camp took a surprising turn Monday afternoon when the Las Vegas Raiders announced guard Denzelle Good (a likely starter) had retired from the NFL.

It wasn’t until last Thursday that the team was cheered on by Good when he was allowed to practice. Good tore his ACL in Week 1 last season and it happened to be his last game in the NFL. Good has worked hard to come back from his injury. He trained the first three days of training camp, but was not on the field Sunday. Clearly. Well felt that the time for retirement has come.

Good, 31, was entering his eighth season in the NFL. He joined the Raiders in 2018. He started 23 of 36 games for the Raiders. He had a salary cap of $1.56 million for that season.

With Good’s retirement, the Raiders re-signed offensive lineman James Meredith. He was released earlier this year

Good was expected to make a major effort to start this season. The Raiders had a lot of questions to guard before Good’s surprise departure and now it’s even more intriguing.

Right now, it looks like Lester Cotton and John Simpson are the clubhouse leaders to begin with. Rookie Dylan Parham is also in the game. The Raiders could also look to add to the position when teams eliminate players in late August.

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