Walter cut; Heyward-Bey signing official

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

NAPA, Calif. -- We knew the end was near and now it's here for Andrew Walter.

ESPN's John Clayton is reporting that the Raiders have released quarterback Walter. The former starting quarterback fell out of favor and wanted to be dealt. He did not come to the offseason workout program and didn't get any repetitions at the mandatory minicamp in May or in the Raiders' first practice Thursday. On Wednesday, Oakland coach Tom Cable said Walter's situation would be resolved soon.

Walter was fifth on Oakland's depth chart and had no chance to play. Still, some around the league believe Walter could eventually succeed after a change of scenery. Now, it seems he'll get that chance.

Meanwhile, the Raiders are confirming the Darrius Heyward-Bey signing.