Mark Davis and the Las Vegas Raiders had some high expectations in recent years. However, there were some surprising Raiders cuts made ahead of the season opener. The team certainly has talent on the roster. But it will be interesting to see how some of their roster cuts affect them moving forward.The Raiders roster cuts included releasing Darius Phillips. Phillips was expected to be a quality depth option at the cornerback position. He spent the first four seasons of his career in Cincinnati with the Bengals where he showed a decent amount of potential. However, Phillips was limited to only 12 games in each of the past two seasons. Nevertheless, many people around the Raiders organization felt he was going to play a role for the team in 2022.Another shocking cut was offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood.  Leatherwood was amongst the Raiders roster cuts, but Leatherwood, a 2021 first-round draft pick, was more than just a shocking cut by the Raiders. He was one of the most surprising roster cuts in the entire NFL. Granted, rumors began swirling earlier in training camp that the Raiders were looking to trade him. But nothing came to fruition. That ultimately led Las Vegas to cutting ties with the offensive lineman.

The decision to add Keelan Cole to the Raiders roster cuts was very surprising. The 29-year old wide receiver entered training camp with a chance to earn the third receiver spot on the roster. At the very least, Cole could have been a valuable bench piece. But his performance during the preseason must have left the Raiders wanting more as he was released.

According to The NFL’s final cutdown day is looming for the Las Vegas Raiders, and the rest of the league, where every team will go from 80 players on the roster to 53

The most recent cut of all is going viral, and I believe it’s the best cut the organization has ever seen. Check out Mark Davis’ latest cut below and how social media is responding.