Tuesday the Raiders made a few roster moves. They waived DT Ronald Ollie and TE Erik Swoope but only signed one player — DT Ethan Westbrooks. That means they went into the day off with a roster spot open.
The first report of the team working out a player to fill that roster spot is journeyman running back Mike Gillislee according to Ian Rapoport.
The 5-11, 210-pounder had best season was 2016 with the Bills when he had 101 carries for 577 yards (5.7 yards per carry) and 8 touchdowns.
On day two the team made a change at running back, cutting Chris Warren III and bringing back James Butler. They’ve been without fullback Keith Smith all camp with a knee injury, giving them a stable of five running backs and one fullback. With Swoope cut, they have five tight ends.