The Las Vegas Raiders are releasing defensive end Chandler Jones, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The release ends a tumultuous month for Jones, who was arrested on Friday in Las Vegas after allegedly violating a domestic violence temporary protective order.
The Raiders released a statement Friday that they were “hopefully” Chandler Jones gets treatment.
The 33-year-old had been away from the Raiders since Labor Day weekend, when he made multiple social media posts attacking Mark Davis, GM Davie Ziegler and HC Josh McDaniels.
Jones was in the second season of a three-year, $51 million contract he signed last year. As a result of his release, the Raiders are subject to approximately $12 million in dead money against the salary cap both in 2023 and 2024, as the team restructured Jones’ deal in March to create additional cap space.