The Oakland Raiders may have been the last chance for former Pittsburgh Steelers’ cornerback Senquez Golson. And today, the Raiders just cut him.
Golson, a former 2nd round pick by the team in 2015, has seen his career completely marred by injuries. He’s only participated in a handful of training camp practices and never appeared in an NFL game. Last season, he suffered a hamstring injury on the third day of camp with the Steelers, pulling up lame running down a punt. The Steelers released him at final cutdowns.
He briefly spent time with Tampa Bay but that ended a week later. Oakland signed him on April 6th. Yesterday, the Raiders traded for QB Christian Hackenberg, another failed pick, and Golson’s spot should open up a roster spot for Hack.
Golson had a prolific career, picking off 10 passes his final year at Ole Miss and could’ve had a promising baseball career too, once drafted by the Boston Red Sox. Now, it’s safe to say it’s the end of the line for his career. A disappointing end, especially considering it was one really out of his control.
The last football game he played in was December 31st, 2014, his final one at Ole Miss. That ended in a 42-3 loss to TCU, though Golson did record an interception that day.