Cuts leave the Raiders ready for Opening Night

The Raiders, who had to pare 22 players from the roster by today’s deadline, made the following moves to get to the NFL-mandated 53-man roster limit, according to Inside Bay Area’s Jerry McDonald (UPDATE: the Raiders confirmed the transactions an hour or so later): • Placed on injured reserve: WR Arman Shields (D4b-08). • Waived: OL Jesse Boone, DB Darrick Brown, DL Derrick Gray, DE Greyson Gunheim, WR Johnathan Holland,...

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After the Game: Seahawks defeated the Raiders 23-16 in finale

The Oakland Raiders (1-3) ended their pre-season with a 23-16 defeat last night versus the Seattle Seahawks in a game that featured mainly back-ups, as head coach Lane Kiffin’s goal was to avoid any more major injuries. “Very successful on the first thing: nobody got hurt,” he stated after the game. JaMarcus Russell was in uniform, but stood on the sidelines as Andrew Walter started, going 16/24 for 162 yards, solidifying...

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Countdown to Paydirt: Oakland Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks

Both the Oakland Raiders (1-2) and the Seattle Seahawks (2-1) will keep their starters and key players on the sidelines for the majority of the contest on Friday night after the injury bug bit them during the summer. Oakland will sit JaMarcus Russell and hand over the offense to Andrew Walter. Darren McFadden will likely see very limited action before Louis Rankin takes over and gives coaches one more look at the un drafted free agent...

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Bush Blocking?

Oren O’Neal’s season ending knee injury has led to news that running back Michael Bush may be utilized at fullback for the Oakland Raiders. Generally news like this, a former fourth round pick who has not seen the football field in two years and that is in the same backfield as a 1,000 yard rusher and a high profile first rounder this season, isn’t noteworthy. But Bush, who was a Heisman hopeful the last two years in college, has...

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Raiders cut Cooper, put three on IR

Today, the Raiders got one step closer to tomorrow’s 75-man roster limit, making a series of moves, including some expected, some surprising and some in-between. The expected: Wide receiver Drew Carter and fullback Oren O’Neal, both out for the season after suffering knee injuries in this weekend’s preseason game, were placed on injured reserve. The surprising: Special teams ace Jarrod Cooper was released, amid...

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