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Raiders make cuts to get to 53

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 5:44 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Roster moves as announced by the Raiders:

Released the following players:

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Exp. College

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:

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Exp. College

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:

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Exp. College

Smith, Willie T 6-5 310 3 East Carolina

Placed the following player on Reserve/Injured:

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Exp. College

Bergstrom, Tony OL 6-5 310 2 Utah

League placed the following player on Reserve/Suspended:

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Exp. College

Holmes, Andre WR 6-4 210 2 Hillsdale

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  • Just Fire Baby

    Kluwe has way more trade value than King does.

    King has never punted in the NFL.

    LMAO at a team trading a draft pick for a punter with zero career punts.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    You dont release the players u want until other teams have set their rosters..then it will be PS for em. I think KING will maybe be cut

  • 24

    Maybe we kept 2 punter’s because it’s clear we’ll be punting…A LOT!!!

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    “I’m not sure about this 4 qb and 4 te thing.”

    And 2 punters.

    We did draft 2 TE’s in a row….at that point they made Reggie put on his helmet…

  • RaiderRockstar

    I only count 3 misses RRS.

    Carter, Bass, and Smith.

    ***

    @Raider E

    I wasn’t impressed with those 3, just figured they’d make it due to lack of quality depth at those positions

    glad to see Ryan Robinson make it, but Kaelin Burnett is hot garbage

    I’m also upset Bergs got IR’d … I didn’t think his (or Hansons) injuries were that serious

  • mcthompso

    666: Yeah…that part completely slipped my mind about the 2 punters. Head scratching for sure. Obviously more tinkering coming soon.

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

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    I’m also upset Bergs got IR’d … I didn’t think his (or Hansons) injuries were that serious

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

    It means he either broke something or tore something.

  • Raider E

    @RRS

    Hanson was put on IR to get to 75 last week.

  • jonathaanv_

    only thing that im excited about is that if we cut depth like carter and gaither, it must mean we get some waiver players which can be better then the guys we let go, im still optimistic we might pull a woodhead and get a waived player and turn it into a decent player on our team

  • the famous dr robert

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 5:50 pm
    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
    **********
    This is what I’ve been saying for a year.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Who else we got lil bro burnett?

    ***

    Exactly

    #Godhelpus!

  • RaiderRockstar

    @RRS

    Hanson was put on IR to get to 75 last week.

    ***

    I know, but he’s on Jerry’s 53 list for some reason

    Jer = tard

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

    Raider E Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    @RRS

    Hanson was put on IR to get to 75 last week.

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

    They must have reached an injury settlement.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    Good cuts…

    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

    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

    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

    Smith, Willie T 6-5 310 3

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    RaiderRockstar Says:

    sorry Purv

    I failed you once again. Did Palmer make AZ’s 53 ??
    ========================================================

    Haven’t checked. That was looking pretty touch and go.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    Misses….

    Criner, bergstrom, Ross, kluwe, briesel, Flynn….

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Rockstar, you like my 5 more weeks to look at the 4 QB’s until Holmes is off suspension scenario?

  • DJ Johnny

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 6:01 pm
    Well I guess Andre Carter won’t lead the team in sacks, lol

    It’ll be close but we’ll at least get one sack this yr.

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

    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Rockstar, you like my 5 more weeks to look at the 4 QB’s until Holmes is off suspension scenario?

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

    I prefer to think of it as “Five weeks for Denarius to get his head out of his culo.”

  • DJ Johnny

    I knew Western Ky. would give KY problems.

  • Duffman

    How hard is it to cut Kluwe? They need another guard, Mandy (?) I thought he look like he was improving as a power guard. They should trade Flynn, if not cut both McGloin and Wilson neither will get picked up…practice squad for one of them.

  • the famous dr robert

    Only 7 OL on roster when veldheer is put in reserve list.

    Wats/nix/wiz/bris/Barnes

    Barron/Gurode

    There will be more.

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    “666: Yeah…that part completely slipped my mind about the 2 punters. Head scratching for sure. Obviously more tinkering coming soon.”

    Yeah moves are coming I am sure Reggie has his eye on a couple of fringe players who got cut today.

  • the famous dr robert

    My guess is they will try to trade Kluwe.

    He has some cache.

  • Chris in NY

    Congrats to the current 53, but you’ve got to think there are at least 5 or so guys on the bubble who could be replaced after Reg goes on a dumpster diving expedition.

  • Marks hair

    no surprises except bass going and kluwe staying..

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    If we cut Flynn would we still owe him all of his 6.5?

  • lefty12

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    I’m also upset Bergs got IR’d … I didn’t think his (or Hansons) injuries were that serious
    ==================================
    You should have talked to the medical staff,they might have told you.

  • oklahomaRaider18

    Sign Ramon Harewood and Jonathan Dwyer!!!

  • Chris in NY

    DJ Johnny Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 6:14 pm
    Just Fire Baby Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 6:01 pm
    Well I guess Andre Carter won’t lead the team in sacks, lol

    It’ll be close but we’ll at least get one sack this yr.

    ————————

    Hah. Very true.

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

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    If we cut Flynn would we still owe him all of his 6.5?

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

    Yup. But if Pryor screws the pooch next Sunday (a distinct possibility), Flynn’s the closest thing we have to a veteran backup QB).

  • 24

    I’m pretty sure these other question marks (4 QB’s/2 Punters) are dependent upon who else we can pick up after RM checks the waiver wire for other quality players. Once he finds better talent to put on this team, I think 1 QB and 1 Punter become expendable but in the mean time, if he doesn’t find anybody worth picking up, then he might as well continue with the competition right?

  • the famous dr robert

    Congrats to mastrud, olawale, McGloin, and Robinson for overcoming the odds.

    Only 5 LBs.

    Expect more.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur 17m

    What does this WTF mean that Raiders fans keep tweeting me?

  • Raider E

    RM is not claiming more than 3 guys off the waiver wire.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur 34m

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

  • tuckrulefool

    Uggh….

    2 punters and 4 (mostly lame) qbs…

    why do we INSIST on being THEE NFL’s laughing stock franchise? Its like we BEG for that designation.

    These stupid moves plus the 3h delay.

    Thought Al-like moves were supposed to end?

    Guess not, J0AKLAND continues….. (and yes that J0AK is on us).

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNoi_wwzbtQ Zymurge

    24 Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 6:04 pm
    Maybe we kept 2 punter’s because it’s clear we’ll be punting…A LOT!!!

    ===

    Actually, I think Kluwe starts and King comes in with a special pistol punt formation as a change of pace.

  • tuckrulefool

    Uggh….

    2 punters and 4 (mostly lame) qbs…

    why do we INSIST on being THEE NFL’s laughing stock franchise? Its like we BEG for that designation.

    These a55inine moves plus the 3h delay.

    Thought Al-like moves were supposed to end?

    Guess not, J0AKLAND continues….. (and yes that J0AK is on us).

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

    tuckrulefool Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Uggh….

    2 punters and 4 (mostly lame) qbs…

    why do we INSIST on being THEE NFL’s laughing stock franchise? Its like we BEG for that designation.

    These stupid moves plus the 3h delay.

    Thought Al-like moves were supposed to end?

    Guess not, J0AKLAND continues….. (and yes that J0AK is on us).

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

    If you hate this team so much, leave.

  • Kirk

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 6:12 pm
    Misses….

    Criner, bergstrom, Ross, kluwe, briesel, Flynn….
    ………………………………………………

    …Allen, Knapp,….

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    “Yup. But if Pryor screws the pooch next Sunday (a distinct possibility), Flynn’s the closest thing we have to a veteran backup QB).”

    It’s sooooooo trendy to love the 3rd string QB so I am on the McGloin bandwagon!

  • tuckrulefool

    i hate what this team has BECOME

    and ill say what i want duckwad….

    go drink your Koolaid in the corner

    i call it like i see it.

  • Raider E

    RM must be hoping he can sneak a QB,a TE, and a punter onto the Practice squad later in the week when everyone’s rosters are set.

    This is more of a move for the future which says that the future is his biggest concern.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur 17m

    What does this WTF mean that Raiders fans keep tweeting me?
    ========================================

    Yeah, the fans should not be tweeting WTF. They SHOULD be tweeting FTS.

  • the famous dr robert

    7 OL
    4 TE
    5 WR
    4 QB
    2 FB
    3 RB

    4 DT
    4 DE
    5 LB
    4 S
    6 CB

    4 ST

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNoi_wwzbtQ Zymurge

    With the 2 punters and 4 QBs that Raiders are doing what I was talking about yesterday. Keep the players on your roster that have the most potential value to other teams, even at the expense of depth in other positions.

    It’s all about investments for the future at the expense of this year, since it’s already been thrown away. If all they end up with is a couple 7th round picks from the extra QB and K, that’s two more 7ths than they started with. They can be packaged in a minor move say to jump up a few spots in a 3rd or 4th round to get a player they want.

    Any ammo is good ammo in this mode. As much as I like a WR like Vernon to make the squad, the reality is he’s not exactly in demand around the league off waivers. If they want him back on the PS, he’ll be there. Can’t say the same about McGloin, Wilson or even one of the punters.

  • Marks hair

    so many needs on this team. what a mess

  • lefty12

    Tuckrulefool Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 6:22 pm
    i hate what this team has BECOME

    and ill say what i want duckwad….

    go drink your Koolaid in the corner

    i call it like i see it.
    ========================
    Since 2002 or just the last couple of years?

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Marks hair Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    so many needs on this team. what a mess
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    FTS. More moves to be made tho.