Raiders reduce roster to 75

The Raiders announced three transactions in order to reduce their roster down to the mandatory 75 players before Tuesday’s deadline.

After heading into Tuesday with 78 players on the roster, the Raiders made three transactions to reach the limit. Oakland has placed linebacker Miles Burris on the reserve/physically unable to perform list, while sending cornerback Joselio Hanson and running back Latavius Murray to the injured reserve.

Murray and Hanson are likely out for the remainder of the season as it is expected that the team will designate starting left tackle Jared Veldheer as their one player on IR that can return.

Burris is eligible to return back to the active roster after week six of the regular season. Since the team has a bye during week seven, the first time Burris could see the field would be week 8 at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Raiders also signed kicker Justin Medlock, who will likely only be around until Aug. 31, when the team is set to cut down to just 53 players. In order to make room for Medlock at the moment, the Raiders waived Mitchell White.

Kicker Sebastian Janikowski has been missing practice time due to an undisclosed injury.


Author: Chris McClain

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