According to Mark Sanchez, Hudson requested to be released and reached an agreement to void his $3.5 million guarantee for the 2021 season.
The Raiders are clearly remaking their offensive line this year while trying to get their cap in order.
However, this comes as a big of a surprise, considering how good Hudson has been.
Hudson, 31, is a former second-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2011. He played out his four-year, $3,506,100 rookie contract in Kansas City before agreeing to a five-year, $44.5 million contract with the Raiders for the 2015 season.
Hudson was set to make a base salary of $8.25 million for the 2019 season before signing a three-year extension with the Raiders worth $33.75 million with $24.4 million guaranteed.
In 2020, Hudson appeared in all 16 games for the Raiders, making 16 starts for them at center.