We all know that the first 53-man roster is rarely completely final. More than half the NFL added a player to the roster; whether via waivers or free agency. And with those additions, a player had to be waived or released outright.
What you have is a new crop of players who, less than 24 hours earlier, were among the players the team deemed valuable enough to keep. That was until they saw a player on the waiver wire they liked better.
Here are a few of the intriguing names who hit the market the day after the teams initially pared their rosters to 53 players. And remember, the Raiders could either claim these player on waivers and place them on the roster or wait an hour later and try to sign them to the practice squad which has two spots still left on it.
DL Taylor Hart – 6-6, 281 pounds. 2014 5th round pick. Appeared in 14 games last season with one start.
LB PJ Dawson – 2015 3rd round pick. Appeared in 11 games for Bengals last season with no starts. Had five combined tackles.
LB Jamari Lattimore – 5-year career with Packers (4) and Jets (1). 64 career games with 9 starts. First two seasons in Green Bay and Last season in New York all on special teams.
CB Steve Williams – 5th round pick 2013 by the Chargers out of Cal. 27 games, 2 starts, 2 interceptions last season
LB Ramik Wilson – 4th round pick 2015 by the Chiefs. Appeared in 11 games as a rookie with 2 starts.
OG Jordan Devey – Two seasons with Patriots, 49ers. 22 games, 13 starts
NT Montori Hughes – 6-4, 329 pounds. Former 5th round pick. Three years with Colts (2) and Giants (1). Appeared in 23 career games with one start.
CB Demontre Hurst – Two seasons in Chicago appearing in 22 games with 3 starts. 5-9, 200 pounds. One career interception.
CB Jalil Brown – 4th round pick in 2011 by Chiefs. Played two games for the Dolphins in 2013 and has played with the Colts ever since. 49 career games with 6 starts – 4 last season. Was the player cut when the Colts claimed Neiko Thorpe.
RB Khiry Robinson – Three seasons in New Orleans. 28 games, 3 starts, 186 rushes 766 yards, 4.1 ypc, 8 TD’s.
DB Ronald Martin – 8 games last season with the Jets
TE Asante Cleveland – Two seasons with 49ers, Chargers. 10 games, one start, one catch, one yard.
LB Cam Johnson – Four seasons with 49ers, Colts (2), and Browns. 16 games, no starts
KR Raheem Mostert – Three teams in 2015. 11 games with Ravens (7), Dolphins (1), and Browns (3). 19 kick returns for 530 yards (27.9 yards per return).
TE Chase Coffman – 5-year veteran, having played with the Bengals, Falcons, Titans, and Seahawks. Blocking tight end with just 18 career receptions.
WR Griff Whalen – Stanford grad went undrafted in 2012, spending entire 4-year career with the Colts. 33 games, 3 starts, 45 catches for 487 yards and 3 TD’s.
TE Khari Lee – One season in Chicago appearing in 16 games with 7 starts. One catch for 7 yards.
DB Rahim Moore – 5-year veteran. First four years with the Broncos, last season with the Browns.
OL Cornelius Edison
RB Justin Hamilton
DL Mehdi Abdesmad
WR Paul Turner
CB CJ Smith
DB Dexter McDougal
LB Chris Landrum
RB Dominique Williams
RB Terrell Watson
RB Joe Banyard
WR Nick Williams
DB Trey Caldwell