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Raiders add eight to practice squad

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The Browns claimed George Atkinson III of waivers. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)

The Browns claimed George Atkinson III of waivers. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)

ALAMEDA _ Eight players made their way back to the Raiders practice squad Sunday, a day after being waived in the final cutdown to 53 players.

In addition, running back George Atkinson III and cornerback Neiko Thorpe, who were wavied during Saturday’s final cutdown to 53, found new homes _ Atkinson with the Cleveland Browns and Thorpe with the Indianapolis Colts.

Players signed to the practice squad were wide receiver K.J. Brent, cornerback Kennth Durden, defensive lineman Brandon Jackson, wide receiver Jaydon Mickens, tight end Ryan O’Malley, center-guard Oni Omoile and linebacker Korey Toomer.

The Raiders still have two openings on the practice squad.

Two players who were waived/injured, linebacker Neiron Ball and defensive end/linebacker James Cowser, cleared waivers, were placed on injured reserve and will be ineligble to play for the Raiders this year.

The Raiders can either keep the players on injured reserve to rehab and bring them back next year or reach an injury settlement where they could sign somewhere else when healthy.

The fates of Atkinson and Brent demonstrate the difficulty of gaining a roster spot even when having solid numbers.

Atkinson was fifth in the NFL in rushing with 19 carries for 191 yards and led the league in preseason touchdowns with four. Brant tied with slot receiver Seth Roberts for the team lead in receptions with seven and led the Raiders with 113 receiving yards.

The Raiders as yet have made no move with defensive end Mario Edwards Jr., who could be placed on injured reserve with a hip injury. Edwards wouldn’t be eligible to practice for six weeks after being placed on injured reserve.

 

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Fugazi

    Jerry wrote this post

  • MachoManRandySavage

    Cant argue with those sentences! I like em both!

  • R8RCatDave

    Moore yanked after 2 2/3. Coors field lol

  • Tyler Miller

    Ooooohhhh…..snap….my fault!!! We want Jimmy back!!!

  • eastoaklandraider

    Interested to see how this Semian kid looks in Denver. If he’s trash it us and kc battling for the division. but with our luck he’ll be the second coming of Tom Brady

  • Fugazi

    Hahahaha

  • eastoaklandraider

    Bengals defense is pretty good

  • eastoaklandraider

    You have to have personnel he had it in Denver

  • HELLSBELLS

    Kubiak can mask poor QB play with his system.

  • MachoManRandySavage

    saw him play in the preseason. dont remember who they were playing against. Semian looked good. we’ll see

  • 2romes

    Then it gotta be more than luck then. The Raiders got to earn it.

  • HELLSBELLS

    Anyone seen these protestors fighting the company over the pipeline? Crazy stuff

  • DJ Johnny

    I NEVER looked at this Semian kid and thought he was anything other than some schlep…maybe there’s something there? There must be.

  • DahlerStore

    And gunner

  • 2romes

    I don’t to win by the attrition of other teams to be our goal. I would love to just take games away from teams like good team are supposed to do.

  • DJ Johnny

    So the idea is Denver will rely on their D? Well, they’ve already lost two key cogs in Trevathan and Malik Jackson…so I don’t know how great they really will be.

  • DahlerStore

    Circle of life.

  • DJ Johnny

    I don’t think Raiders are ready judging by how they looked in the practice games. Just hard for me to imagine them suddenly “turning it on” out of nowhere..on the road in a hostile environment. But….the Saints may not be ready either all the way so….there’s that.

  • inonewordraider

    He sux, theyll be 8-8 because of the d, us vs kc

  • eastoaklandraider

    Lott has his own big backing: former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete and Atlanta developer Egbert Perry, chairman of the board of Fannie Mae and CEO of a real estate firm that is one of the largest African-American-owned businesses in the United States. Lott, through a representative, has declined to comment during negotiations.

    An appraisal of the publicly owned Coliseum site is underway, with the potential for the county to sell off its share, Oakland Councilman Larry Reid said. City leaders have viewed the A’s increased interest in Howard Terminal near Jack London Square as a way to make the Coliseum site more attractive to the Raiders, while satisfying the city’s baseball team with a waterfront location.
    —————–
    Keep hope alive

  • 2romes

    Many say The Raiders paid for a better offensive line than any patch up,like the Bronchole defense, can fix. I hope The Raiders spent their money well.

  • inonewordraider

    Youre right but with a staff that can develop and adjust, we’ll be a very tough out by seasons end. Get into the playoffs who knows what could happen

  • inonewordraider

    Oh theyll be VERY good, best secondary in the nfl best pure pass rusher, good wolfe in the middle, shane ray and ware

  • eastoaklandraider

    I really think it depends on our running game if we can take pressure off of Carr with a dominant running game and open up passing lanes for Cooper and Crabtree we can be a dangerous player in the league

  • 2romes

    Many people have said what you said, The Saint’s D is not ready. The Raider should be ready to go up against this type of team without a hiccup.

  • inonewordraider

    When we move to vegas will u be a raider fan?

  • eastoaklandraider

    Remember cooper commands a safety over the top, so that alone should help open up the running game. If they put 8 in the box Carr should have a field day.

  • 2romes

    Many times you just got to go to an inferior teams court and beat them. It happen that way all to often to the Raiders in the past. Now, it should be our turn.

  • eastoaklandraider

    Exactly, like what happened to us last year in our home opener

  • DahlerStore

    My question is will they still broadcast the games here?

  • 2romes

    Cooper did not make the Fantasy Top Ten on Fantasy live.

  • Autumn wind: north California

    I think raiders will be more then they’ve been in a long time. A real team. A respectable team. What’s not proven is if their d can really gel, especially the linebackers and secondary’s coverage skills. i would have more confidence in the whole group if we had mEJ, a great Mack sidekick……………………Also not proven at all is if they can learn to run the ball. their d line blocked great for the pass during the first half of last year, and look to do the same or even better this year. their run blocking ability is still very much theoretical in a unit that requires total concert and brains.

  • inonewordraider

    Nationwide brand, if raiders are good we’ll get alot of prime time games. My girl is a nurse had a patient from samoa family all raider fans. Asked “why raiders” he said “only team they showed in samoa”

  • Fugazi

    When the Raiders moved to El Lay they still showed their games here in the Bay Area

  • eastoaklandraider

    By seasons end he will be a top 10 receiver

  • 2romes

    So very true.

  • Autumn wind: north California

    this means that they could easily win 11 games. or just as easily win 8. prob a good guess would be 9.5 games. which means the playoffs are real, and possible but still not probable

  • inonewordraider

    Think about what u just said, thats not bad

  • eastoaklandraider

    10-6

  • Autumn wind: north California

    true. that’s why i’m looking forward to the season. even more hope next year as we’ll be starting barring injuries with many less holes to fill and coaches and reg will have a better understanding of the teams identity

  • Stabler

    Beech position (c)?

  • 7-9

  • DJ Johnny

    I don’t wanna see Osemele getting pushed back like he has. Not sure why that is happening..cuz it’s definitely not supposed to. Maybe he’s thinking too much?

  • Stabler

    If you have to pitch from a cart, you probably shouldn’t be in the majors anyway.

  • 2romes

    Murray 15th running back on Fanasty Live. Is that good? No alarms, spelled that way on purpose.

  • Stabler

    Not that unusual in HS football today, too.

  • Mean Machine

    OK, my friends, good bye for now.
    I’m leaving the chat room.

  • DahlerStore

    Good deal

  • Stabler

    I’m more worried about our defense against the run.

  • DahlerStore

    I need them ALL