Harrison said he had enough after a last-second loss to the Patriots on Dec. 17.
I have to assume when they say you’re going to get 25 percent of the snaps and you get 25, safe to say things didn’t go as planned, Harrison said. After the first week of the season, I said to them, it’s clear you want to play your younger guys and I understand, so why don’t you release me.
You go on your way and I’ll go on mine. They said, ‘No, no, no, we got a role for you.’
Harrison said he was told during the week to be ready, that I’d get a lot of [playing] time. I didn’t get any snaps.
Another source close to the situation said Davis always has held Gruden in high regard, from the time Gruden coached the Raiders from 1998 to 2001 until long after the time that Davis’ father, Al, traded Gruden to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Gruden was in the booth for his final Monday Night Football game of the season last week in Philadelphia, when the Eagles hosted the Raiders.
The owner, one source said about Mark Davis, has an affinity for him.
At the end of the day, I just got to see what’s the future for me. That’s the next step, Charles said. If it’s somewhere else or if somebody wants to pick me up. That’s the future. I want to play still.
I want to play. I feel like I never got a chance to show people that I can carry the load, so I still want to (show) that I can carry a team. I want an opportunity. That’s all I want.
The rankings start 2018 the way they started 2017: with Russell Westbrook sitting on top. Westbrook dominated last season, but with Paul George and Carmelo Anthony joining him, it was expected that he would take a step back. And he did, averaging only 19.9 points, 9.5 assists, 8.2 rebounds and 1.9 steals with 4.6 turnovers through the first 15 games of the season.
Yes, Westbrook set the bar so high last season that averaging a near triple-double would have been a bad fantasy season for him. When I took over these rankings in late November, he had reached a low mark of 12th overall.