Shocker: Raiders release Sulak

Former Tiger star and 6th round pick let go before training camp

Stryker Sulak Stryker Sulak In a shocking move that even has football experts shaking their heads, the Oakland Raiders have released former Rockdale star and 6th round draft pick Stryker Sulak.

One of the reasons the move is so strange is that it comes two weeks before training camp begins, where draft choices are given the oportunity to show their skills. It is unusual for a team to cut a player before training camp starts.

Sulak was uavailable for comment, but relatives said he was hoping to sign a contract with the team this week.

The 6-foot-5, 251-pound Missouri grad was being groomed to become a linebacker in the Raiders system after playing defensive end in college where he was a first-team All-Big 12 selection.

One on-line expert said the Arizona Cardinals may be interested in him.

"Shocked is the best way to put it," said NFL "This is a good kid who plays football, hunts and fishes. This is very dysfunctional. I'm shocked that they didn't even call him to let him know or call his agent. It sounded like the minicamps went well and that he would have a chance to make the club. He'll go through the waiver system and see what happens."

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