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Raiders place Hayden on PUP, waive Criner, pare roster to 75

The Raiders pared their roster to 75 players in advance of Tuesday’s deadline by making moves with eight players.
Of note, the Raiders placed cornerback DJ Hayden on the physically unable to perform list, which means their 2013 first-round draft pick will miss at least the first five regular-season games while he recovers from a foot injury.
Hayden missed the Raiders final eight games last season, his rookie year, with a groin injury. He suffered his foot injury during an offseason workout and hasn’t practiced since.
The Raiders also waived wide receiver Juron Criner, a fifth-round draft pick in 2012 who failed to make much of an impact.
In other moves: veteran quarterback Trent Edwards was released; receiver Greg Jenkins, safety Larry Asante and running back Kory Sheets were waived/injured; guard Lucas Nix was waived/failed physical; and tight end Nick Kasa was placed on injured reserve.
The Raiders have until Saturday afternoon to trim their roster to 53. Between now and that time, they host the Seattle Seahawks in their exhibition finale, which gives coach Dennis Allen and his staff one more chance to see their players in a game setting.

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  • Chris in NY

    Cable fared no better than DA until Hue came on board and took over the offense, which was ranked 31st the year before Hue got here and finished in the top 10 in Hue’s first season.