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Raiders releasing DE Chandler Jones, source says

The Las Vegas Raiders will waive defensive end Chandler Jones, a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Saturday.

Jones was arrested Friday in Las Vegas after a tumultuous week that included multiple posts on social media. He was arrested on suspicion of violating a domestic violence temporary protection order.

The Raiders said in a statement Friday that they “hope Chandler Jones gets the care he needs. Our thoughts are with him, his family and everyone involved.”

Jones, 33, has been away from the Raiders since Labor Day weekend, when he posted a series of comments on social media directed at the team, owner Mark Davis, general manager Dave Ziegler and coach Josh McDaniels’ post. On September 20, the Raiders placed Jones on the non-football injured list.

Jones posted on social media Monday night that he was taken to the hospital “against my will” by the Las Vegas Fire Department last week and was later transferred to a behavioral health facility. He also made numerous posts on social media on Thursday, including multiple live videos in which he could be seen sitting outside his home talking aimlessly about a number of topics.

Jones is in the second season of a three-year, $51 million contract he signed last year. With Jones being released, the Raiders will face about $12 million in dead money against the salary cap in 2023 and 2024, as the team restructured Jones’ deal in March to create additional cap space.

It’s unclear whether the Raiders will attempt to recoup any previous payments to Jones that were allowed due to Jones being placed on the NFI list.

Jones posted bond Friday and is due in court on Dec. 4, according to Clark County court records.

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