Raiders unceremoniously cut ‘Last Chance U’ star Ronald Ollie

Raiders head coach Jon Gruden: 'I hadn't seen Ollie do anything'

Oakland Raiders helmet sits on the grass before the start of their game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. Broncos defeat the Raiders 23-3. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Staff)

He wasn’t the most heralded Raiders player in training camp. But he was probably the guy you’d root hardest for.

Ronald Ollie, an undrafted defensive lineman, was cut from the roster, the Raiders announced Tuesday morning.

Ollie was attending East Mississippi Community College when he was featured on the Netflix series “Last Chance U.” According to a synopsis from Netflix, the series profiles “elite athletes with difficult pasts (who) turn to junior college football for a last shot at turning their lives around and achieving their dreams.”

Ollie, 23, played two years at Nicholls State before being signed by the Raiders.

TMZ reported that Ollie was injured on Saturday and did not participate in any subsequent drills before getting his release.

Thus he was unable to showcase his stage presence to the “Hard Knocks” crew that is currently documenting the Raiders through training camp. reported that Raiders head coach Jon Gruden gave a clipped comment after Ollie’s release: “I hadn’t seen Ollie do anything. You know, we need to get something done here. We’re in the business of getting better and Ollie didn’t participate much. Unfortunately we chose to go in a different direction.”

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