The Raiders have announced their roster cuts.
Here they are:
Receiver Marcell Ateman, tight end Nick Bowers, center Lester Cotton, receiver Keelan Doss, VB Madre Harper, cornerback Dylan Mabin, defensive tackle Mike Panasiuk, linebacker Justin Phillips, receiver De’Mornay, El-Person, tackle Kamaal Seymour, linebacker Javin White.
Linebacker Kyle Emanuel, running back Theo Riddick, defensive end Datone Jones, defensive end Chris Smith, linebacker Kyle Wilber, tackle Sam Young.
Guard Eric Kush.
Suspended for one game:
Cornerback Nevin Lawson.
Here is the team’s 53-man roster:
Some thoughts ...
The bombshell: The Raiders traded third-round pick Lynn Bowden to the Dolphins.
Bowden was slow to develop and I was told the Raiders were worried about his character fit. It’s a big bummer because of the value of the No. 80 pick and the plans Jon Gruden had for him. But they move on. Still, it’s not something that you don’t want to see happen.
Javin White thoughts:
He had a good camp, but I was told he may have been a little over-hyped. He is still a good prospect. I’d expect the Raiders to get him back on the practice squad and continue to develop him,
Kyle Wilber thoughts:
The trade for Raekwon McMillan tightened things up. McMillan can play defense and special teams. Wilber is basically a special teamer and it cost him.
The Raiders can claim players cut by other teams Sunday. The positions they could add at include running back, offensive line and linebacker.