Head Coach Jack Del Rio appeared on SiriusXM NFL Radio Tuesday night and discussed the trade of wide receiver Brice Butler to the Dallas Cowboys.
"It was a deep group," said Head Coach Jack Del Rio. "We had six receivers we thought were pretty good players coming out of camp. It was a situation where with some of the injuries we had at safety, we were considering what we might do. Dallas was looking for a wide receiver and I think there was a match where they had a position of need, we had a position to get available, so there you have it."
Butler took to social media to share the news of his new football home and thank Raider Nation for the support they showed him during his time in Silver and Black.
Originally drafted in the 7th round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Butler appeared in 15 games in 2014, setting new personal records with 21 receptions for 280 yards (13.3 avg.) and 2 touchdowns.
The speedy wide out flashed during the preseason, displaying a connection with backup quarterback Matt McGloin, but was inactive for the team's Week 1 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Instead, the team dressed five wide receivers Sunday: Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree, Andre Holmes, Seth Roberts and Rod Streater.
The former San Diego State Aztec appeared in 25 games during his career in Oakland, catching 30 passes for 383 yards and 2 touchdowns.