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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

Oakland Raiders – New Players, New Numbers

April 20, 2015 3:00 PMPT

New season, new players, new numbers. Find out what jersey numbers players will be rocking for the voluntary veteran mini-camp.

It’s a new season with new players and new jersey numbers at Raiders HQ.

While these numbers are not necessarily permanent for the season, the following are what you’ll see when the players take the field for voluntary veteran mini-camp this week.
No. 2 – P Steven Clark
No. 6 – K Giorgio Tavecchio
No. 9 – QB Christian Ponder
No. 10 – WR Seth Roberts (previously wore No. 15)
No. 15 – WR Michael Crabtree
No. 16 – WR Jeremy Gallon
No. 20 – S Nate Allen
No. 23 – S Jonathan Dowling (the second-year player is switching from No. 41)
No. 26 – RB Roy Helu, Jr.
No. 30 – RB Terrance Cobb
No. 33 – RB Trent Richardson
No. 40 – DB Vernon Kearney
No. 41 – CB James Dockery
No. 46 – LB Justin Jackson
No. 48 – LB Spencer Hadley (switching from No. 50)
No. 50 – LB Curtis Lofton
No. 53 – LB Malcolm Smith
No. 61 – C Rodney Hudson
No. 64 – DT Kona Schwenke
No. 76 – J’Marcus Webb
No. 86 – TE Lee Smith
No. 90 – DT Dan Williams

Who’s next? The 2015 NFL Draft is less than two weeks away!

The Oakland Raiders Sign Former Minnesota Vikings Quarterback Christian Ponder

March 13, 4:21 PM PT

Shawn Jonas

Alameda, California – The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent Quarterback Christian Ponder, the club announced Friday.

Ponder was originally drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round (12th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft and spent the last four seasons with the Vikings. Ponder was tutored by Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave in Minnesota from 2011-13, when Musgrave served in the same capacity for the Vikings. For his career, Ponder has played in 38 games with 36 starts, throwing for 6,658 yards on 632-of-1,057 passing (59.8 percent), 38 touchdowns, 36 interceptions and a 75.9 passer rating.

The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder had his best season in 2012 under Musgrave, as he started all 16 games and led Minnesota to a playoff berth. After finishing 3-13 in 2011, Ponder led the Vikings to a 10-6 record in 2012, the biggest single-season turnaround in franchise history. In 2012, Ponder completed 62.1 percent of his passes, completing 300-of-483 passes for 2,935 yards and 18 touchdowns for a passer rating of 81.2.

The Colleyville, Texas, native played in 35 games at Florida State, throwing for 6,872 yards on 596-of-965 (61.8 percent) passing, 49 touchdowns and 30 interceptions. He left FSU ranked among the all-time school leaders in career completions, completion percentage, passing yards and passing touchdowns. As a senior, Ponder was a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. He was also named Florida State’s offensive MVP as a sophomore in 2008.

Christian Ponder’s contract details were undisclosed.