Raiders release Trent Richardson

Trent Richardson's once promising NFL career took another major hit Monday when the Oakland Raiders cut him, a day before the mandated 75-player roster cut deadline.

Two NFL sources told the Raiders moved away from Richardson. Oakland gave Richardson $600,000 in guaranteed money this offseason after Indianapolis cut him. Richardson, 25, was the No. 3 overall draft pick by Cleveland in 2012.

Richardson missed the first portion of Raiders training camp because he was dealing with pneumonia. He didn't run well this preseason, finishing with 19 yards on five carries in a 30-23 loss to Arizona on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: 

Richardson's release may have opened the door for undrafted rookie Michael Dyer. The former Auburn and Louisville standout looked better than Richardson this summer. Roy Helu also just returned from his injury and is expected to be a pass-catching option.

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