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How Raiders roster breaks down

Keeping in mind the Raiders could still do a lot of tinkering with the roster once they sift through veteran players and the waiver process, here is the current makeup of the 53-man roster:
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Posted on Saturday, August 31st, 2013
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Raiders make cuts to get to 53

Roster moves as announced by the Raiders:
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Posted on Saturday, August 31st, 2013
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Early word on potential Raiders roster moves — updated

The Raiders, as well as other NFL teams, aren’t required to announce their roster moves in getting to the maximum 53 players until 3 p.m. PDT.
However, that deadline doesn’t prevent word from leaking out well in advance.
On Saturday morning, linebacker Chase Thomas Tweeted that he has been released by the Raiders. Also, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said rookie defensive end David Bass also has been waived.
It bears noting that erroneous information has a way of making its way into the conversation. So, keep that in mind between now and the time the Raiders make things official.
If accurate, the release of Bass comes off as a bit of a surprise, given the Raiders huge need for pure pass-rushers and the fact Bass flashed on occasion during exhibition games.
Then again, it’s conceivable that the Raiders are banking on the fact that they can sneak Bass through waivers and then re-sign him Sunday and place him on their practice squad.
Now that the deadline has passed, the Raiders said that they don’t intend to announce their roster moves until 6 p.m. PDT or so.
Rookie quarterback Matt McGloin just Tweeted that he made the roster. That means the Raiders are going to carry four quarterbacks, unless they plan on cutting fourth-round draft pick Tyler Wilson.

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Posted on Saturday, August 31st, 2013
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Allen won’t name QB, but Watson is left tackle

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Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Friday he still hasn’t told Matt Flynn or Terrelle Pryor who would be the starting quarterback, but he did anoint rookie Menelik Watson as the starting left tackle.
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Posted on Friday, August 30th, 2013
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Speculation has Pryor as Raiders QB

At least two purveyors of opinion have made a strong case for Terrelle Pryor as the Raiders starting quarterback when the regular-season begins Sept. 8.
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Posted on Friday, August 30th, 2013
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Allen knows Raiders QB, but he’s not telling

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Following a 22-6 loss to the Seattle Seahawks to close out the preseason, Raiders coach Dennis Allen was asked point blank if he knew who his starting quarterback would be when the regular season begins.
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Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013
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Final: Seahawks 22, Raiders 6

Terrelle Pryor failed to make coach Dennis Allen’s decision on a starting quarterback any easier Thursday night.
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Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013
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Live chat: Inside the Oakland Raiders, Wednesday at noon

Beat writer Jerry McDonald will host a live chat to get you ready for the Oakland Raiders’ final preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks.

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Posted on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
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Watson getting his `baptism by fire’

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The ascension of Menelik Watson to starting left tackle of the Raiders is part desperation and part necessity.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
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Raiders sign PK Medlock, trim four

The Raiders signed former Mission San Jose place kicker Justin Medlock and trimmed four players from the roster Tuesday to get to the NFL limit of 75 players.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
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