The Las Vegas Raiders got a jump on the first NFL mandatory cut-down date as they trimmed seven players from their 90-man roster.
Tuesday, all rosters must be set at 85 players. The Raiders currently have 84 players on the roster, so they can add a player.
The players Las Vegas released Monday are: Quarterback Case Cookus, running back Bo Scarbrough, defensive tackle Ethan Westbrooks, kicker Dominik Eberle, long snapper Liam McCullough, wide receiver Caleb Scott and cornerback De’Vante Bausby.
None of the cut players were big surprises. Cookus, Scarbrough and Westbrooks are the biggest names on the list and they were all signed by the Raiders recently. Eberle was cut because Las Vegas kicker Daniel Carlson was reinstated from the COVID-19 list.
The next league cut-down date is August 24 when rosters have to go down to 80. Then, the initial 53-man rosters must be set by August 31. So, the Raiders will have up to 85 players for this week’s work with the Los Angeles Rams (two days of scrimmaging and a game on Saturday night) and there will be 80 players when the Raiders finish the preseason August 29 at the San Francisco 49ers.