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Raiders announce initial 53-man roster cuts

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The Raiders have announced their cuts to get down to their initial 53-man roster. Here are the transactions they made today:

Waived the following players:

RB  George Atkinson III
OG  Mitch Bell
RB  Michael Dyer
LB  Spencer Hadley
DE  Shelby Harris
OT  Dan Kistler
TE  Brian Leonhardt
DT  Ricky Lumpkin
S Tevin McDonald
DT  Leon Orr
LB  Josh Shirley
K Giorgio Tavecchio
DE  Max Valles


DE  Gary Wilkins
WR/KR  Devon Wylie

Released the following players:

WR  Kris Durham
S  Taylor Mays
QB  Christian Ponder
DL  C.J. Wilson

Waived/Injured the following player:

OT  Anthony Morris

Placed the following player on Reserve/Injured:

S Brandian Ross

These fulfill the NFL requirement for the team to get down to 53 players on the roster. You can expect some a few more moves before the roster is complete prior to the season opener.