Raiders keeping it quiet


The Raiders confirmed a waiver claim Sunday of Benson Mayowa from the Seattle Seahawks, and the corresponding release of linebacker Kaelin Burnett, but nothing else.

An announcement is planned Monday regarding the 10-member practice squad, which will likely include a handful of players who were with the club but did not make the 53-man roster.

Among the transactions or potential transactions being reported from media outlets regarding Raiders players or those players cut by the Raiders:

— Tight end Scott Simonson, an Assumption College All-American tight end, will be on the Raiders practice squad.

— Safety Brandian Ross, a 13-game starter last season in after Tyvon Branch was sidelined with a broken ankle but released Satruday, was claimed by the Miami Dolphins, according to the Palm Beach Post.

— Defensive end Jack Crawford, waived Saturday, will be added to the Dallas Cowboys 53-man roster Tuesday, according to the Ft. Worth Star Telegram.

The Raiders don’t practice until late Monday afternoon, at which time they will have divulged their practice squad. The status of quarterback Matt Schaub remains in question after he missed three practice sessions and the preseason finale against Seattle with a sore throwing elbow.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • the super genius dr robert

    Carr may ramp up that timeline significantly.

  • lefty12

    DL is the same way.

  • the super genius dr robert

    Yes. And Reggie’s plan of bringing in solid vets while developing youngsters becomes evident.

  • JD

    the right QB is the key so he could. looks like Mckenzie just about has this turned around. QB, Oline looks good, front 7 on D is solid. some holes in the secondary but every team has holes

  • the super genius dr robert

    My assessment as well. And I think wrs and young secondary and Murray may complete the picture.

  • bigsnow81

    Much obliged sir. The first game I have watched this season.

  • mikeschoice

    I don’t even count his 2012 draft. He had AD’s crusty old scouts and just got here

  • JD

    yeah secondary has been the hardest to fix. a big play WR is a need. like to see if Moore can be that guy with a QB that can deliver the ball

  • r8ter4evr

    NEW POST…….

  • bigsnow81

    The Giants of late show up when it counts.

  • the super genius dr robert

    Only bergs and Burris left. Although that makes some sense. No top of the draft. A couple mid round guys competing and adding depth as backups and the late rounders faded away.

  • mikeschoice

    He also had to build a draft room with a board. Before it was als head

  • bigsnow81

    Alex Smith signs 4 year extension worth 17 million a season, SMH.

  • jesusraiderjim

    The back shoulder TD was a thing of beauty IMO. It looked sharp and professional. Looking forward to Moore of that this season. HaHa I am a funny Mfer

  • Rico Stifler

    Didn’t pick til like 96th overall to boot…..

  • JD

    good QB for the chiefs but he’s not elite. glad he signed there makes the queefs predictable

  • James Frazier

    nothing an upstart young quarterback and couple shocking wins can;t change. If Oakland starts Carr I have no doubt it will come true

  • pistolpete9

    PLEASE START CARR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!