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Report: Former Penn State Defensive End Carl Nassib Released By Las Vegas Raiders

Former Penn State football defensive end Carl Nassib is expected to be released by the Las Vegas Raiders, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Nassib will be designated a post-June 1 release, creating $8 million in cap space for the Raiders, but he will be able to search for a new team immediately.

Since being selected by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the 2016 NFL draft, Nassib spent two seasons with the Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Las Vegas Raiders each. This past June, the former run-on made national headlines when he became the first active openly gay player in the NFL by posting a coming-out video to his Instagram account and announced a $100,000 donation to the Trevor Project.

In a season cut short due to injury, Nassib still registered a solid 18 total tackles and 1.5 sacks in just 13 games played in the 2021 campaign. Nassib served a large role over his two seasons in Las Vegas, though, combining for a total of 49 tackles with four sacks and an interception in 27 games played.

The West Chester, Pennsylvania native is widely considered one of the best run-on players in Penn State history. He set the single-season sack record in 2015 with 15.5 and forced six fumbles in his best season as a Nittany Lion, officially cementing his legend status in Happy Valley.

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