On Tuesday evening, NFL insider Aaron Wilson reported that the Raiders are signing cornerback Brandon Facyson off of the Chargers’ practice squad. Facyson will reunite with former Bolts defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and a host of former Chargers players, including linebacker Denzel Perryman, cornerback Casey Hayward, and defensive tackle Darius Philon.
Facyson was originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of Virginia Tech back in 2018.
Las Vegas Raiders signing cornerback Brandon Facyson to active roster off of the Los Angeles Chargers' practice squad, according to a league source— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 6, 2021
Through the first several weeks of the season, Facyson was among the team’s protected players on the practice squad. With the return of free agent-signing Ryan Smith around the corner, the need to protect Facyson just wasn’t as important anymore.
It’s a bummer to see him go, especially to a divisional rival, but I’m glad he’ll get the chance to play immediately due to Las Vegas’ need at the position.
And now for today’s links.
Four overreactions from the Chargers’ win over the Raiders (Bolt Beat)
The Chargers’ pressure on Derek Carr was a key to beating the Raiders (Chargers Wire)
10 Insights from Monday Night Football (Chargers.com)
Check out the best photos from Monday night’s win over the Raiders (Chargers.com)
The Cowboys are releasing Jaylon Smith (ESPN)
Urban Meyer must regain the trust of the Jaguars (ESPN)
Patriots released Stephon Gilmore (NFL.com)
The Patriots are putting two starting offensive linemen on the COVID-19 list (Pro Football Talk)
Week 5 power rankings (CBS Sports)
Check out the latest episode of Gridiron Heights (Bleacher Report)