By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 at 8:28 am in Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders waived third-round draft pick Joe Barksdale Wednesday morning, according to The Sideline View.
Barksdale was inactive for all three days and was bypassed for backup duty against Pittsburgh in favor of 2012 rookie Tony Bergstrom, who was moved from guard.
The LSU product joins DeMarcus Van Dyke and Chimdi Chekwa as Class of ‘11 picks no longer on the Raiders’ 53-man roster.
Wide receiver Tori Gurley tweeted Tuesday night he had joined the Raiders, although it didn’t specify whether it was on the practice squad or 53-man roster.
Note: Gurley, like linebacker Vic So’oto, is an ex-Green Bay player. Gurley was among the final cuts by the Packers and was signed to the Minnesota practice squad. Unless he was recently waived by Minnesota, Gurley was likely signed to Oakland’s 53-man roster _ much like another ex-Packer _ Brandian Ross _ was last week.
Gurley was on the Packers practice squad last season when general manager Reggie McKenzie was director of football operations.