The Oakland Raiders have cut veteran running back Andre Williams and defensive lineman Brandon Mebane, according to a report in the San Jose Mercury News.
The team announced the move Thursday.
Williams, 29, appeared in just eight games last season for the Raiders and averaged 4.9 yards per carry.
Mebanes, 32, appeared 15 times for the team and averaged 7.3 yards per tackle.
The move will free up $3 million in cap space, per the report.
Williams has not played in a game since Dec. 1, 2016.
He started four games for the Seahawks last season.
Mefi Williams, Andre Williams, Brandon Mabane, Eric Reid and Eric Berry have all been released by the Raiders.
Oakland Raiders release RB Andre Williams.
source NFL., NFL Network, Oakland Raiders, RB, Andre, Williams, RB source NFL Network title Oakland Raiders’ Andre Williams to retire: NFL.org article The Raiders announced Thursday that Andre Williams will retire after the 2018 season.
Williams had 10 touchdowns and five interceptions last season and finished second in the NFL rushing title race behind San Francisco’s 49ers’ LaMichael James.
He led the Raiders with 1,026 yards rushing, which ranked eighth in the league.
Williams led the NFL in rushing in 2016 with 1.86 yards per rush.
Oakland is set to start rookie quarterback Connor Cook in his second season.
The Raiders have the third-lowest quarterback rating in the NFC.
The Chargers will be without Philip Rivers, who suffered a concussion last week and was ruled out for the remainder of the season.
San Diego is projected to have the second-lowhest offensive line in the AFC.
The 49ers had the fourth-highest scoring offense in the 2016 regular season, according for Football Outsiders.
The Eagles and Patriots were the only teams to rank among the top 10 scoring teams in the first four weeks of the campaign.
The Broncos were fourth in the country in rushing, according Football Outsider.
The Patriots were third in rushing last season with 3,831 yards.