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Raiders 53-man roster projection 2.0: Who's in, who's out, practice squad

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With two more preseason games since my previous 53-man roster projection, and on the eve of the final roster cutdown deadline, I make my final Raiders roster prediction.

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Today the Raiders are hard at work trimming their roster down to 53 players. The deadline is Saturday at 1pm Pacific which means that's when we can expect the official word. While we wait on that, here is my final 'final' 53-man roster prediction.


Quarterbacks: Derek Carr, Matt McGloin, Christian Ponder

Out: None

Running backs: Latavius Murray, Roy Helu Jr, Marcel Reece, Taiwan Jones

Out: Michael Dyer, Jamize Olawale, George Atkinson III

Wide receivers: Michael Crabtree, Amari Cooper, Rod Streater, Brice Butler, Seth Roberts, Andre Holmes, Devon Wylie (KR)

Out: Kris Durham

Tight ends: Clive Walford, Lee Smith, Mychal Rivera

Out: Brian Leonhardt, Gabe Holmes

Oline: Donald Penn, Gabe Jackson, Rodney Hudson, J'Marcus Webb, Khalif Barnes, Jon Feliciano, Austin Howard, Tony Bergstrom

Out: Anthony Morris, Mitch Bell, Matt McCants, Dan Kistler


Dline: Justin Tuck, Khalil Mack, Mario Edwards Jr., Dan Williams, Justin Ellis, Benson Mayowa, Denico Autry, Shelby Harris, Ricky Lumpkin

Out: C.J. Wilson, Stacy McGee, Max Valles, Leon Orr

Linebackers: Ray-Ray Armstrong, Malcolm Smith, Curtis Lofton, Ben Heeney, Sio Moore, Neiron Ball, Lorenzo Alexander

Out: Gary Wilkins, Josh Shirley, Spencer Hadley

Cornerbacks: D.J. Hayden, Keith McGill, T.J. Carrie, Neiko Thorpe, Chimdi Chekwa

Out: Dexter McDonald, SaQwan Edwards

Safeties: Nate Allen, Charles Woodson, Larry Asante, Brandian Ross

Out: Tevin McDonaldTaylor Mays


P Marquette King, K Sebastian Janikowski, LS Jon Condo

Out: K Giorgio Tevecchio

Practice squad

RB Michael Dyer
TE Gabe Holmes
OT Anthony Morris
OL Matt McCants
DT Leon Orr
DE Max Valles
LB Gary Wilkins
CB Dexter McDonald
CB SaQwan Edwards
S Tevin McDonald