General manager Reggie McKenzie promoted cornerback Coye Francies and newly-acquired long snapper Nick Guess from the practice squad.
Francies was claimed by the Raiders prior to the final preseason game but waived on Sept. 6 but then added back to the practice squad on Wednesday.
Guess was also added to the Raiders practice squad on Wednesday after an early-morning tryout among five long snappers to alleviate a hole left when two-time Pro Bowl long snapper Jon Condo went down with a concussion against the Chargers. Guess was originally signed by the Chargers this offseason as a non-drafted free agent out of Tennessee.
In order to make room for Francies and Guess on the roster, the Raiders placed injured wide receiver Jacoby Ford on the season-ending injured reserve list and put cornerback Ron Bartell on the NFL’s new reserve/injured list.
The new reserve/injured list allows Bartell to return later this season. Each team is now allowed to put one player with a major injury on the list and bring the player back to the active roster six weeks after his injury. This means Bartell could return to practice Oct. 27 and could play as early as Nov. 11 against the Baltimore Ravens.