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Early word on potential Raiders roster moves — updated

By Steve Corkran
Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 12:06 pm in Oakland Raiders.

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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  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    GG Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter 25s

    Raiders released DE Andre Carter, LB Omar Gaither, CB Joselio Hansen and T Tony Hills.

    ======================================

    Wait, what? Hanson was already IRed.

  • http://wix.com/ggeden/ggeden GG

    2 punters and 4 qbs means trades afoot

  • EMRaiders

    EMRaiders Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 5:33 pm
    Cuts so far

    Gaither
    Gordon
    Carter
    King
    ……
    minus king. Unless we did keep 2 punters?….

  • http://wix.com/ggeden/ggeden GG

    Full list #Raiders cuts: Carter, Gaither, Hanson, Hills, Smith, Baker, Bass, Boyko, Casey, Foster, Gordon, Jenkins, Johnson, Leonhardt …

  • jonathaanv_

    I could careless about cuts i want to know who we bring in!!!

  • EMRaiders

    GG Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 5:34 pm
    2 punters and 4 qbs means trades afoot
    ====

    Very interesting. I like your thinking.

  • Priesttj12

    Somebody check on Dr Slob…….OOppss! too late he just jumped…

  • http://wix.com/ggeden/ggeden GG

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur 58s

    Full list #Raiders cuts: Carter, Gaither, Hanson, Hills, Smith, Baker, Bass, Boyko, Casey, Foster, Gordon, Jenkins, Johnson, Leonhardt …

  • DJ Johnny

    Levi Damien @LeviDamien 2m
    #Raiders finalizing deal to send Flynn to Buffalo for a 2016 draft pick.

    B.S

  • http://wix.com/ggeden/ggeden GG

    continued…

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur 19s

    … Mady, Medlock, Taufa’asau, Thomas, Vernon, Williams and Willie Smith was waived-injured

  • EMRaiders

    GG Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 5:35 pm
    Full list #Raiders cuts: Carter, Gaither, Hanson, Hills, Smith, Baker, Bass, Boyko, Casey, Foster, Gordon, Jenkins, Johnson, Leonhardt …
    ======

    I thought Hanson was put on IR, no?

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    For those of you confused about 4 QB’s on roster that missed my brilliant analysis earlier that is gaining remarkably little traction considering it’s elegance, here it is again.

    We want WR Andre Holmes. When he comes off suspension after week 4, we need to cut someone to make room for him. That will be one of the 4 QB’s and gives us 5 more weeks to look at all of them. It will also be more likely that cut QB will clear waivers since rosters and practice squads will be less fluid.
    Might be an injured QB out there, but there’s always a risk.

  • Raider E

    That leaves us at 51?

  • http://wix.com/ggeden/ggeden GG

    Vernon, D.Williams, Leonhardt, Bass, Casey for sure will be practice squad.

  • EMRaiders

    Full list #Raiders cuts: Carter, Gaither, Hanson, Hills, Smith, Baker, Bass, Boyko, Casey, Foster, Gordon, Jenkins, Johnson, Leonhardt, Mady, Medlock, Taufa’asau, Thomas, Vernon, Williams and Willie Smith was waived-injured

  • Raider E

    54

  • logic82

    GG Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    2 punters and 4 qbs means trades afoot
    =============================================
    Also means we are probably taking a QB with our 1st pick next year.

  • Raider E

    1 left, ia Flynn being traded for a pick? I hope so.

  • J Hill

    No real surprises.

  • http://wix.com/ggeden/ggeden GG

    Medlock and Shelton Johnson also cut

    Greg Jenkins waived another to PS.

  • Kirk

    What about Barron?

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    I was right about Andre Carter forsure.

    this is not the final 53 though. We will see tommorow

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur 4m

    Full list #Raiders cuts: Carter, Gaither, Hanson, Hills, Smith, Baker, Bass, Boyko, Casey, Foster, Gordon, Jenkins, Johnson, Leonhardt …
    ========================================

    Not Lionheart! Hope he makes PS. Seriously.

  • http://wix.com/ggeden/ggeden GG

    The Oakland Raiders have announced their roster moves to get down to the 53-man roster limit.

    The team has made the following roster moves:

    Released the following players:

    Carter, Andre DE 6-4 260 13 California
    Gaither, Omar LB 6-1 235 8 Tennessee
    Hanson, Joselio CB 5-9 185 9 Texas Tech
    Hills, Tony T 6-5 304 6 Texas
    Smith, Reggie S 6-1 192 5 Oklahoma

    Waived the following players:

    Baker, Ryan DL 6-5 302 5 Purdue
    Bass, David DE 6-4 256 R Missouri Western St.
    Boyko, Billy LB 6-2 240 R Lehigh
    Casey, Chance CB 5-11 190 R Baylor
    Foster, Jason G 6-3 300 1 Rhode Island
    Gordon, Richard TE 6-4 268 3 Miami (Fla.)
    Jenkins, Greg WR 6-1 208 R Alabama St.
    Johnson, Shelton S 6-0 197 R Wisconsin
    Leonhardt, Brian TE 6-5 255 R Bemidji St.
    Mady, Lamar G 6-2 315 R Youngstown St.
    Medlock, Justin K 5-11 200 3 UCLA
    Taufa’asau, Kurt DT 6-2 300 R Wyoming
    Thomas, Chase LB 6-3 241 R Stanford
    Vernon, Conner WR 6-0 192 R Duke
    Williams, Deonte RB 5-10 213 R Cal Poly

    Waived/Injured the following player:

    Smith, Willie T 6-5 310 3 East Carolina

    Placed the following player on Reserve/Injured:

    Bergstrom, Tony OL 6-5 310 2 Utah

    League placed the following player on Reserve/Suspended:

    Holmes, Andre WR 6-4 210 2 Hillsdale

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Levi Damien ‏@LeviDamien 5m

    #Raiders didn’t cut either Chris Kluwe or Marquette King
    =====================================================

    That is interesting.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Steve Corkran ‏@CorkOnTheNFL 43s Note that the #Raiders still have two punters on their roster — Chris Kluwe and Marquette King. Competition rolls into final week.

  • elraidmanhattan

    No shockers,:

    Stated carter was done, allen comments cemented that

    Gordon can block hands of stone

  • Raider E

    Steve Corkran @CorkOnTheNFL 45s
    WR Andre Holmes goes on the suspended list and does not count against the 53-man roster. Those moves got the #Raiders to 53 players.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    waived Brian Leonhardt?? look for DJ WILLIAMS to come on board

  • oklahomaRaider18

    Todd Gurley is a freaking beast!!, u coul d see the determination in his demeanor. ..he knew he was gonna score!!!

  • Kirk

    Keeping Kluwe as a holder only?

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist
  • Raider E

    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 5:41 pm
    Levi Damien ‏@LeviDamien 5m

    #Raiders didn’t cut either Chris Kluwe or Marquette King
    =====================================================

    That is interesting.

    ———————————

    They will next week when we pick up a player. Gives them a couple more dyas to decide.

  • arkraider

    But what about John Wayne Gacy? Man that guy is a killer we could use him on our team

  • elraidmanhattan

    Let’s see what Reggie tweaks this roster is not final

  • http://wix.com/ggeden/ggeden GG

    Levi Damien ‏@LeviDamien 1m

    #Raiders have one roster spot open after the moves today. They will likely sign more than one player in coming days.

  • EMRaiders

    urvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 5:41 pm
    Levi Damien ‏@LeviDamien 5m

    #Raiders didn’t cut either Chris Kluwe or Marquette King
    =====================================================

    That is interesting.

    =======

    I know right? I wonder if they are just not sold on Kluwe. Or if they will use Kluwe on precision punts, and King on punts that require distance?…. revolutionizing the punting game we are….lol.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    you can bet at least 5-7 new Raiders

  • elraidmanhattan

    Hmmm/jets and redskins also with 4 qbs

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    now way reggie rolls into week 1 with two punters. HE WONT

  • DJ Johnny

    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 4:43 pm
    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    For everybody on a waiver wire signing binge, don’t we have less than 5 million to play with?

    ===============================

    If that.

    Wouldn’t we just be replacing contracts basically?

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur 59s Important to remember #Raiders are going to make lot of waiver claims so handful of players, including second punter, still on way out soon

  • zopi

    Why the BS?
    2 punters and 4 qbs.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    reggie wants KING on the PS probaly..he hopes other teams set their rosters before RELEASIN HIM if he does release him

  • elraidmanhattan

    Exactly, no way this roster is complete, see some auditions and/or quick signings in next couple of days

  • alex7

    King will learn to hold, will outpunt Kluwe, is much younger, and makes more sense going forward.

  • Priesttj12

    Well I guess we have our roster, it aint the best in the NFL but it’s ours. Whatever happens over the next 17 weeks will determine many things including the future if the coaches. However I must say I do see more talent than i would have ever expected this offseason.

    Sims looks like he can play, so does the first 3 picks. McGee I always felt was a keeper I’m a lil ssurprised at the Bass cut. But Butler, Murray, Kasa, Rivera and even McGloin was a very nice haul in the draft. Continue to biuld on that and depending on what Pyror does this roster is not as bad as I thought.

  • JB

    08/31/2013 WR Andre Holmes reserve/suspended
    08/31/2013 T Willie Smith waived/injured
    08/31/2013 Waived DT Ryan Baker, DE David Bass, LB Billy Boyko, DB Chance Casey, G Jason Foster, TE Richard Gordon, WR Greg Jenkins, DB Shelton Johnson, TE Brian Leonhardt, G Lamar Mady, K Justin Medlock, DT Kurt Taufa’asau, LB Chase Thomas, WR Conner Vernon and RB Deonte Williams
    08/31/2013 G Tony Bergstrom placed on Injured Reserve
    08/31/2013 Released DE Andre Carter, LB Omar Gaither, T Tony Hills, SS Reggie Smith, and CB Joselio Hanson

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    they need to ask pryor to move to ATHLETE, HBACK, TE, WR

    He is the best athlete on the field hands down or one of the top 3 everygame. He can outjump as good as megatron.

    HE would be an animal in the RZ. You should have seen his two catches in college

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Start McGloin in week 4 and roll through there