By Adam Caplan
September 26, 2012
The Oakland Raiders waived 2011 third-round pick OT Joe Barksdale today, an NFL source confirmed.
Barksdale was listed as an inactive for each of the team’s three games this season. He did appear in all 16 games as a rookie.
Barksdale (6-5, 330) is the third player out of eight selections from the 2011 NFL Draft class to be waived by general manager Reggie McKenzie, who took over earlier this year.
So far, McKenzie has waived Barksdale and CBs DeMarcus VanDyke (third round) and Chimdi Chekwa (fourth round). Those players were three out of the four highest players selected by the Raiders in last year’s draft. Chekwa signed with the Raiders practice squad earlier this month.
Barksdale will be eligible to be claimed off waivers by another team on Thursday.