It’s that time of year again and the Oakland Raiders have some tough decisions ahead of them as they trim the roster to 53 men. For the first time in a long time, the Raiders will be forced to cut players who will immediately get picked up by other teams.
It’s a good sign for the Raiders and makes this exercise even more fun. So let’s get to it.
QB: (3) Derek Carr, Nathan Peterman, Mike Glennon
RB: (4) Josh Jacobs, DeAndre Washington, Jalen Richard, Alec Ingold
WR: (7) Antonio Brown. Tyrell Williams, Hunter Renfrow, Keelan Doss, Ryan Grant, Dwayne Harris, JJ Nelson
TE: (3) Darren Waller, Foster Moreau, Derek Carrier
OL: (9)* Kolton Miller, Rodney Hudson, Gabe Jackson, Trent Brown, Jonathan Cooper, Denver Kirkland, Brandon Parker, Denzelle Goode, Jordan Devey
* Richie Incognito starts the season suspended for 2 games
DL: (10)* Clelin Ferrel, Arden Key, Maurice Hurst, Josh Mauro, Johnathan Hankins, Maxx Crosby, PJ Hall, Cory Liuget, Ethan Westbrooks, Anthony Rush
* Justin Ellis to the IR or traded
LB: (6) Brandon Marshall, Vontaze Burfict, Tahir Whitehead, Kyle Wilber, Marquel Lee, Nicholas Morrow
CB: (5) Gareon Conley, Daryl Worley, Lamarcus Joyner, Treyvon Mullen, Keisean Nixon
S: (3) Karl Joseph, Johnathan Abram, Erik Harris
Specialists: (3) AJ Cole, Daniel Carlson, Trent Sieg
There are clearly a lot of tough decisions that Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden will have to make this weekend. the defensive tackle and wide receiver spots in particular are tough. As you can see, I went the cheap way out and kept more DTs and WRs than the team will probably keep cause I just couldn’t pick!