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Hackenberg Waived By The Raiders

Before training camp even starts, Christian Hackenberg’s Raiders career is done.

Oakland waived the former Penn State quarterback only a few weeks — 21 days, to be exact — after he was traded to Oakland by the New York Jets. It appears the Raiders will hang onto Derek Carr as their starter with E.J. Manuel & Connor Cook battling it out for the No. 2 spot.

Oakland’s move essentially made its trade deal with the Jets null and void, so the Raiders took back the conditional seventh-round pick the Jets earned from the trade.

Though he was a second-round draft pick entering the league, Hackenberg’s two years with the Jets were largely uneventful, as he never played a snap and was inactive for much of last season.

In other news, Hackenberg recently proposed to his longtime girlfriend and Penn State women’s lacrosse alumna Tatum Coffey. At least he still has that going for him.

Hackenberg will likely enter free agency and could always get picked up by another team. Stranger things have happened.

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Elissa Hill

Elissa is a senior public relations major and the managing editor of Onward State. She is from Punxsutawney, PA [insert corny Bill Murray joke here] and considers herself an expert on all things ice cream. Send questions and comments via e-mail ([email protected]) and follow her on Twitter (@ElissaKHill) for more corny jokes.

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