Raiders release CB Prince Amukamara after rookie Damon Arnette excels in camp

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The Las Vegas Raiders have released cornerback Prince Amukamara, the team announced Monday.

Amukamara, 31, signed a one-year contract worth more than $1.18 million on May 18. He was expected to start opposite second-year corner Trayvon Mullen.


But rookie Damon Arnette, the second of the Raiders' two first-round picks, excelled in training camp. And Mullen, who missed more than a week of practice with an undisclosed issue, returned to practice Monday.

The Raiders also used a fourth-round pick on slot corner Amik Robertson, who has flashed in camp and will back up Lamarcus Joyner. Second-year cornerbacks Isaiah Johnson and Keisean Nixonalso had their moments in camp. Veteran Nevin Lawson will serve a one-game suspension to start the season.


With Lawson out Week 1, Mullen (10 career starts) would be the only outside cornerback with at least one NFL start.

Amukamara, a first-round pick of the New York Giants in 2011 out of Nebraska, has 10 career interceptions in 113 games (99 starts) with 78 passes defensed and six forced fumbles.
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