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The Raiders made three roster moves Wednesday. They first waived linebacker Jamar Chaney from the active roster and then added two players to the team's practice squad -- wide receiver Kenny Shaw and tight end Evan Wilson to the practice squad.

If you follow college football, you might recall Kenny Shaw was a member of the 2014 Florida State National Championship team. He was in camp with the Cleveland Browns and later spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the preseason. Both he and Wilson are rookies. Wilson is a 6-6, 250-pound tight end out of Illinois who spent some time with the Miami Dolphins.

Chaney had been signed back on October 8, during the Raiders' bye week. He and linebacker Ray Ray Armstrong were both added to a depleted linebacking corps due to the injuries to Nick Roach (concussion) and Kaluka Maiava (hamstring). Chaney played some at linebacker but was mostly relegated to special teams.

There were practice squad spots available due to the team adding running back George Atkinson III and tight end Scott Simonson to the active roster in the last two weeks.

Simonson was added to the roster due to the concussion to Brian Leonhardt. The first year tight end was inactive last week and was still not practicing on Wednesday. With the signing of Evan Wilson to the practice squad could mean Simonson is needed due to Leonhardt's prolonged absence.

The waiving of Chaney opens a roster spot which will very likely be filled by Rod Streater being activated from partial season injured reserve. Streater missed practice on Wednesday with some soreness, but has been practicing the past two weeks since returning eligible from partial season IR with a broken foot he suffered week three in New England. That means he would be active the first three games of the season and the last three.

Chaney being the cut instead of a wide receiver also means the Raiders will have a whopping seven wide receivers on the roster along with James Jones, Andre Holmes, Brice Butler, Kenbrell Thompkins, Vincent Brown, and Denarius Moore (currently not practicing with an ankle injury).