Stewart among first wave of cuts


Veteran tight end Tony Stewart was the only surprise as the Raiders got a head start on Wednesday’s cutdown to 75 by cutting four players.

Also released was fullback Chane Moline, offensive lineman Allen Smith and wide receiver Paul Hubbard. The Raiders must release another player by Wednesday.

Stewart played three of his nine NFL seasons with the Raiders as a reserve tight end and special teams player. He caught 21 passes with Oakland and also served as the team’s NFLPA player representative.

With Stewart out of the picture, it opens up a job for the third tight end behind Zach Miller and Brandon Myers. The other tight ends on the roster are veteran John Owens and recently-signed H-back/tight end Eric Butler.

More to come . . .


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • RaiderRetribution

    Mr. Condo the best long snapper in the NFL, would garner at least a 5th round draft pick.

    If Al even hinted he was willing to trade him,the phone would be ringing off the hook, hell the Bears would make a personal visit,

  • RaiderRetribution

    Wheels the Raiders best run was by Mr. Bennett when he cut and left a 49er stick in his cleats.

  • Vinous

    Don’t forget Reece can play TE also – he can fill a couple of positions if he doesn’t win the starting FB job.

  • Vinous

    I like Bennett as a runner better than Cartwright…but Rock is also important on ST.

  • RaiderRetribution

    76 on the roster still.

    Could Al be working a trade to get down to 75? We have depth at some positions, qb (believe it or not), DT, LB, and especially DB, and that new kicker is looking talented.

  • Bitterorc

    Don’t forget Marcel Reece has played the TE position for the Raiders and will likely see some time in H-back situations. So possibly no need for a third TE or Al has his eyes on a likey waiver wire TE.