Just met with Raiders coach Tom Cable. Here is the list of 21 players released by the Raiders, as announced by Cable a few minutes ago. Note that the Raiders still have one roster move to make before the deadline in two hours:
PLAYER POSITION EXPERIENCE
Colt Brennan Quarterback 2
Luke Lawton Fullback 5
Manase Tonga Fullback R
Shaun Bodiford Wide receiver 4
Todd Watkins Wide receiver 3
John Owens Tight end 9
Chris Morris Center 5
Alex Parsons Guard R
Brandon Rodd Guard 1
Alex Daniels Defensive end R
Greyson Gunheim Defensive end 2
Jay Richardson Defensive end 4
Kellen Heard Defensive tackle R
William Joseph Defensive tackle
Chris Cooper Defensive tackle 8
David Nixon Linebacker 2
Slade Norris Linebacker 2
Joe Porter Cornerback 2
Joey Thomas Cornerback 4
Jerome Boyd Safety 2
Swayze Waters Punter 1
The notable additions are fullback Luke Lawton and defensive end Jay Richardson. Also, Cable said there still is some discussion as to who the final player waived will be. The Raiders have until 3 p.m. to announce that final move.
Speaking with Cable cleared up any confusion surrounding defensive tackle Desmond Bryant and rookie cornerback Walter McFadden. Both are on the 53-man roster, for now anyway. One of them might be the final player cut within the next two hours, or one of them could be placed on the injured-reserve list.
In other news, Cable said that rookie Jared Veldheer is the starting center, supplanting four-year veteran Samson Satele.
Cable said he was informed of the Seattle Seahawks cutting wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh just before he walked into the conference room. He said that he and his coaching staff will discuss players cut by other teams later today before making any moves.