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Oakland Raiders Announce 53-Man Roster

All Photos by Shawn Jonas

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have made the following roster moves, the club announced Saturday. The transactions bring the Raiders to the NFL-mandated 53-player limit on their active roster.

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Waived the following players:

Player                                         Pos.        Ht.          Wt.    Exp.    College

Atkinson III, George           RB         6-1         220      1        Notre Dame
Bell, Mitch                                 G           6-3         345      R       Louisiana Tech
Dyer, Michael                         RB         5-9         220      R       Louisville
Hadley, Spencer                    LB         6-1         230      1        BYU
Harris, Shelby                         DE        6-2         290      1        Illinois State
Kistler, Dan                                T          6-7         315      1        Montana
Leonhardt, Brian                   TE         6-5        255       2        Bemidji State
Lumpkin, Ricky                       DT        6-3       300        1        Kentucky
McDonald, Tevin                    S         5-11     195     R  Eastern Washington
Orr, Leon                                     DT       6-5        320       R        Florida
Shirley, Josh                               LB        6-1       235       R       UNLV
Tavecchio, Giorgio                  K        5-10      180       1        California
Valles, Max                                DE       6-4         250      R        Virginia
Wilkins, Gary                           DE       6-2         240       R        Furman
Wylie, Devon                          WR      5-9         185       2         Fresno State

 

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Released the following players:

Player                                          Pos.          Ht.       Wt.     Exp.      College

Durham, Kris                           WR          6-5      215       4        Georgia
Mays, Taylor                                S             6-3      235       6        USC
Ponder, Christian                  QB            6-2      230       5        Florida State
Wilson, C.J.                                DL            6-3      290       6       East Carolina

Waived/Injured the following player:

Player                                           Pos.           Ht.      Wt.     Exp.      College

Morris, Anthony                      T                6-7     300      R     Tennessee State

Placed the following player on Reserve/Injured:

Player                                          Pos.      Ht.      Wt.       Exp.           College

Ross, Brandian                          S         6-0      190         4    Youngstown State

Courtesy of Oakland Raiders Media Relations

 

 

Oakland Raiders Announce Roster Transactions

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have made the following roster moves, the club announced Saturday. The transactions bring the Raiders to the NFL-mandated 53-player limit on their active roster.

Waived the following players:

Player                               Pos. Ht. Wt. Exp. College
Atkinson III, George RB 6-1 220    1     Notre Dame
Bell, Mitch                        G  6-3 345     R    Louisiana Tech
Dyer, Michael              RB  5-9 220     R    Louisville
Hadley, Spencer         LB   6-1 230     1     BYU
Harris, Shelby               DE 6-2 290     1    Illinois State
Kistler, Dan                     T    6-7 315     1    Montana
Leonhardt, Brian       TE    6-5 255    2    Bemidji State
Lumpkin, Ricky          DT    6-3 300    1    Kentucky
McDonald, Tevin         S    5-11 195   R  Eastern Washington
Orr, Leon                       DT     6-5   320  R   Florida
Shirley, Josh                LB      6-1   235  R   UNLV
Tavecchio, Giorgio     K      5-10180 1    California
Valles, Max                  DE      6-4   250 R   Virginia
Wilkins, Gary            DE        6-2  240 R   Furman
Wylie, Devon           WR       5-9  185 2   Fresno State

Released the following players:

Player                     Pos.   HT.     Wt.      Exp.     College

Durham, Kris      WR      6-5  215        4       Georgia
Mays, Taylor        S            6-3 235         6       USC
Ponder, Christian QB   6-2 230        5      Florida State
Wilson, C.J.            DL       6-3 290        6       East Carolina

Waived/Injured the following player:

Player                      Pos. Ht. Wt.  Exp.  College
Morris, Anthony T     6-7 300    R        Tennessee State

Placed the following player on Reserve/Injured:

Player                        Pos.  Ht. Wt.   Exp. College
Ross, Brandian       S      6-0 190   4        Youngstown State

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

The Oakland Raiders Release Veteran Defensive Tackle Antonio Smith

March 31, 2015 1:00PM

Photo by Shawn Jonas

Alameda, California –The Oakland Raiders announce have they released veteran defensive tackle Antonio Smith Tuesday afternoon.

The Raiders 33-year-old had 20 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble in 16 games in 2014. Smith has missed just one game since the 2005 season.

The Raiders save $4 million against the salary cap without any dead money associated with the transaction. Smith was set to enter the latter half of a two-year $9 million contract with $4 million in guaranteed money paid last season.

The Raiders added free agent Dan Williams to the interior defensive line, already manned by second-year pro Justin Ellis. Both players are known as run stuffers on the inside.

Smith would have complimented Ellis and Williams at the three technique.

C.J. Wilson was re-signed last week, he has the ability to play all four positions on the defensive line. He played defensive end last year. Wilson is expected to mover around under new head coach Jack Del Rio and defensive coordinator Ken Norton.

The Raiders should add another player in this group possibly through the 2015 NFL draft. USC’s Leonard Williams would be a great addition, although he isn’t expected to still be there when the Raiders draft at the #4 .

Photo Credit By Shawn Jonas

Antonio Smith giving thanks and enjoys a moment after breaking the longest losing streak by a single player. 2013 Houston Texans 14 games, and 2014 Oakland Raiders 10 games for a total of 24 straight losses. NFL record.