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The "Turk" is coming...NFL Roster Cut Down Day-Open Thread


"Coach Wants To See You, And Bring Your Playbook"

That's the phrase that will be resounding around the NFL today as all 32 teams must pare their roster to the NFL limit of 53. That means that by the end of today there will be 704 NFL players looking for work minus players that will be placed on the injured reserve. This will be one of the busiest transaction weekends in the NFL as final rosters will not really be set until this coming Tuesday, when practice squads will be finalized and waiver claims are made.

For the Raiders, the defensive side of the ball seems to be in good shape, but the offensive side, well with injuries to Schillens and Bush and a less than effective line play, I'm hoping the Raiders are able to find another teams' excess. Trades occur at this time as well as waiver claims, so maybe the Raiders will find an offensive lineman (center or tackle), a halfback, fullback or wide receiver. Lot's of speculation out there as to who can become available, like Hartwig and Houshmandzadeh and, there will always be some surprises.

Then there will be the practice squad and who the Raiders will try to sneak through waivers to reclaim, such as Brennan, Tonga and maybe Goethel.

What to you think Nation?  Will the Raiders find some gems this weekend to add to their roster? Use this open thread as the place to put all your thoughts on the Raiders final 53 man roster and all the NFL moves that will be taking place this weekend.

Update with current roster as of 3:00 p.m. PST

Quarterbacks (3) Jason Campbell, Bruce Gradkowski, Kyle Boller.

Running backs (5)_Michael Bush, Darren McFadden, Rock Cartwright, Michael Bennett, Marcel Reece

Wide receivers (7)_Darrius Heyward-Bey, Louis Murphy, Chaz Schilens, Jacoby Ford, Yamon Figurs, Johnnie Lee Higgins, Nick Miller

Tight ends (2)_Zach Miller, Brandon Myers.

Offensive line (10)_Mario Henderson, Robert Gallery, Samson Satele, Cooper Carlisle, Langston Walker, Jared Veldheer, Bruce Campbell, Khalif Barnes, Erik Pears, Daniel Loper

Defensive line (6)_Matt Shaughnessy, Tommy Kelly, Richard Seymour, Lamarr Houston, Desmond Bryant, John Henderson

Linebackers (8)_Kamerion Wimbley, Rolando McClain, Trevor Scott, Ricky Brown, Thomas Howard, Quinton Groves, Sam Williams, Travis Goethel

Defensive backs (9)_Nnamdi Asomugha, Chris Johnson, Stanford Routt, Tyvon Branch, Michael Huff, Mike Mitchell, Hiram Eugene, Jeremy Ware, Walter McFadden

Specialists (3)_Shane Lechler, Sebastian Janikowski, Jon Condo.