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Raiders cut Cribbs, waive nine others

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, August 25th, 2013 at 12:01 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Return specialist and special teams player Josh Cribbs was the most notable of the first 10 players cut by the Raiders Sunday.

Cribbs mishandled two kickoffs in a 36-24 loss to the Chicago Bears, muffing the first before picking it up, with the Raiders getting a break on the second when officials ruled him to be down before the ball was lost.

Returning from offseason knee surgery, Cribbs was never able to show the kind of burst that resulted in eight career returns for touchdowns. Presumably, it was affecting his ability to cover kicks as well, another reason he was added to the roster.

The decision was made easier when Jacoby Ford flashed some of his pre-injury form, racing 62 yards with a kickoff after Cribbs appeared to be running in mud on the first two.

As a vested veteran, Cribbs had his contract terminated and he is free to sign with any team.

Players who were waived by the Raiders were linebacker Keenan Clayton, linebacker Eric Harper, fullback Jon Hoese, wide receiver Sam McGuffie, guard Andrew Robiski, wide receiver Tray Session, defensive tackle Myles Wade and wide receiver Isiah Williams.

In addition, center/guard Alex Parsons thanked the Raiders for the “opportunity to play the game I love’’ on his Twitter account. Parsons, who did not play because of injury against Chicago, is likely working out an injury settlement with the team.

Assuming Parsons is no longer on the roster, the Raiders have four more cuts to make to get to the limit of 75 players. Rosters must be at 53 on Saturday, two days after Thursday’s preseason finale in Seattle.

– As the players opened their first team session Sunday, Terrelle Pryor was at quarterback and Menelik Watson at left tackle.

– Players who were working with the athletic training staff and not on the field were strong safety Tyvon Branch (ribs), wide receiver Brice Butler (hamstring) and wide receiver Rod Streater (concussion).

– Players who were suited up and on the field included cornerback Tracy Porter (groin), free safety Usama Young (hamstring) and wide receiver Juron Criner (undisclosed injury).

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  • raideralex99

    Palmer looks good this year …. 3 games … No picks.
    I guess it sure helps when you have a coach who has a game plan and WRs who run the right routes.
    After this year … everyone will see Reggie was the wrong guy and Hue should have got the job. Watch Palmer win with the Cards and the Bengals running game with Hue as coach will be in the top 5.

    3 things you need for a winning team … A good QB … good coach and a good pass rusher.
    Reggie got rid of the first two things but will be able to get his great rusher next year with Clowney .

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Zymurge Says:
    August 25th, 2013 at 1:04 pm
    ENGLANDRAIDER Says:
    August 25th, 2013 at 12:35 pm
    – As the players opened their first team session Sunday, Terrelle Pryor was at quarterback and Menelik Watson at left tackle.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Great.

    Here we have a guy who has only played the game at the college level for three semesters with one semester at junior college and who has played RT, so the coaches play him at LT.

    You got Barnes, who played LT most of his career, now playing at RT;
    Wiz, who played LG most of his college career now playing center;
    and Watson, a RT playing at LT.

    ===

    A LOT of OL end up playing different positions in the NFL than they played in college. On college teams with thinner talent, the best guys get moved where they are most needed, even if it’s not their natural (NFL level) position. For example, you see a lot of college LTs moved to RT in the NFL, and a lot of RTs moved to OG.

    I’m all for the Raiders figuring out where these guys project for the long haul and getting them play time there in this development year.

    The funny/ironic thing is that you have people that think Pryor is the best option despite his obvious flaws because he might as well learn on the job this season. Yet when it’s another position, especially one that god forbid, might impact Pryor’s chances, that’s not OK.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Your first paragraph is true but we already know that.
    And it makes little sense to play people out of position as the year starts.

    Your second paragraph I really like and I do think that is the attitude that we should be taking.
    We’re not going anywhere. Let’s see who we can keep and establish a foundatio this year.

    However, your third paragraph contradicts your second paragraph.

    Why would Prior be excluded from that?

  • 0ak r8rs

    Mr.LesterHayes Says:
    August 25th, 2013 at 1:17 pm
    Lechler puts it at the 2-yard line lol

    @@@@@@@@@

    Lechler got $5.5 million over 3 years from Houston. We would have had to pay him $12 million over 3 years just to keep pace w his last contract w us.

    You want hlm? You can have him.

  • 0ak r8rs

    Raideralex99 Says:
    August 25th, 2013 at 1:24 pm
    Palmer looks good this year …. 3 games … No picks.
    I guess it sure helps when you have a coach who has a game plan and WRs who run the right routes.
    After this year … everyone will see Reggie was the wrong guy and Hue should have got the job. Watch Palmer win with the Cards and the Bengals running game with Hue as coach will be in the top 5.

    3 things you need for a winning team … A good QB … good coach and a good pass rusher.
    Reggie got rid of the first two things but will be able to get his great rusher next year with Clowney .

    @@@@@@@

    After this year, when Palmer continues his decade long career of being a quitting/choking/loser, will you shut up?

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Mr.LesterHayes Says:
    August 25th, 2013 at 1:17 pm
    Lechler puts it at the 2-yard line lol

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Not re-signing Lechler was a dumgazz move by McKenzie.

    (a) All he wanted was $1.8 million a year.
    (b) He said he was fine with coming back.
    (c) He’s Sebass’s security blanket.

  • 0ak r8rs

    ENGLANDRAIDER Says:
    August 25th, 2013 at 1:28 pm
    Mr.LesterHayes Says:
    August 25th, 2013 at 1:17 pm
    Lechler puts it at the 2-yard line lol

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Not re-signing Lechler was a dumgazz move by McKenzie.

    (a) All he wanted was $1.8 million a year.
    (b) He said he was fine with coming back.
    (c) He’s Sebass’s security blanket.

    @@@@@@

    He’s old. He wanted to be back in Texas. And you have no idea how much he wanted.

    I will miss him holding.

  • RaidO

    Raiders coach Dennis Allen announced Sunday that Matt Flynn will need rest this week due to a “sore arm.”
    As NFL.com’s Chris Wesseling pointed out, Flynn battled elbow problems around this time last year in Seattle. Whether this is a recurrence of those issues is unclear, but it’s a convenient time for Flynn to start riding the pine while getting outplayed by Terrelle Pryor in preseason games. It’s beginning to look like Pryor will get the starting nod in Week 1 against Indianapolis. Aug. 25 – 4:11 pm et
    Source: Vic Tafur on Twitter

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    0ak r8rs Says:
    August 25th, 2013 at 1:30 pm
    ENGLANDRAIDER Says:
    August 25th, 2013 at 1:28 pm
    Mr.LesterHayes Says:
    August 25th, 2013 at 1:17 pm
    Lechler puts it at the 2-yard line lol

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Not re-signing Lechler was a dumgazz move by McKenzie.

    (a) All he wanted was $1.8 million a year.
    (b) He said he was fine with coming back.
    (c) He’s Sebass’s security blanket.

    @@@@@@

    He’s old. He wanted to be back in Texas. And you have no idea how much he wanted.

    I will miss him holding.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    We don’t know how he wanted?
    Sure we do.
    He settled for $1.8 million a year.
    And stated clearly to Cork that he was fine with coming back.

    Also, being old doesn’t necessarily have much to do with coompetence.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Mr.LesterHayes Says:
    August 25th, 2013 at 1:17 pm
    Lechler puts it at the 2-yard line lol

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    By the way Mr Hayes, nice to see you.

    You ever get that crap off your arms?
    I think Freddy knows how to do that.

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