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Raiders 53-man roster projection prior to first cutdown

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The preseason may not be over, but the first round of cuts are due soon.

Three preseason games are now in the books and the Raiders are about to make their first roster cuts from 90 players down to 75. Those cuts are due Tuesday, but the team could begin making those cuts anytime between now and then. So, let's project their final 53-man roster, shall we?

Quarterbacks

Starter

Derek Carr

Reserves

Matt McGloin, Connor Cook

Running backs

Starters

Latavius Murray, (FB) Jamize Olawale

Reserves

DeAndre Washington, Taiwan Jones, Jalen Richard

*Marcel Reece is suspended the first three games

Wide receivers

Starters

Amari CooperMichael Crabtree

Reserves

Seth Roberts, Andre HolmesJohnny Holton

Tight ends

Starters

Clive Walford, Lee Smith

Reserve

Mychal Rivera

Offensive line

Starters

(LT) Donald Penn, (LG) Kelechi Osemele, (C) Rodney Hudson, (RG) Gabe Jackson, (RT) Menelik Watson,

Reserves

Austin Howard, Jon Feliciano, Vadal Alexander

Defensive line

Starters

(DE/OLB) Khalil Mack, (DE) Mario Edwards Jr, (DT) Dan Williams, (NT) Justin Ellis

Reserves

Denico Autry, Jihad Ward, James Cowser, Darius Latham

Linebackers

Starters

(OLB) Bruce Irvin, (MLB) Ben Heeney, (OLB) Malcolm Smith,

Reserves

Cory James, Shilique CalhounNeiron Ball, Korey Toomer

*Aldon Smith is suspended until November 17

Cornerbacks

Starters

David Amerson, Sean Smith

Reserves

DJ HaydenTJ Carrie, Neiko Thorpe, Dexter McDonald

Safeties

Starters

(FS) Reggie Nelson, (SS) Karl Joseph

Reserves

Nate Allen, Keith McGill, Brynden Trawick

Specialists

(K) Sebastian Janikowski, (P) Marquette King, (LS) Jon Condo