Raiders Announce Roster Cuts to 53

Cuts include:
OLB Slade Norris
CB Darrick Brown
S Jerome Boyd
DE Greyson Gunheim
WR Jonathan Holland
OLB David Nixon
MLB Chris O’Neal
QB Jeff Garcia
FB Marcel Reece
RB Gary Russell
P Ricky Schmitt
TE Darrell Strong
OL Mark Wilson
DT Ryan Boschetti
OLB Marcel Greenwood
CB Justin Miller
DT Terdell Sands
OT Seth Wand.

Waived/Injured Include:
S Rashad Baker
C John Wade
CB Mike Hawkins

Sam Williams makes it another season. He appeared comfortable at middle linebacker and plays good special teams, but we haven’t been good since he has been here. Slade Norris is the casualty to keep him.

I have to admit I thought about this one being possible.

Nick Miller will be the kick return man over Justin Miller, who was cut.

Todd Watkins also made it at WR, a surprise to me.

Garcia is out because Frye and Gradkowski were committed to JaMarcus, whatever that means.

Chris Morris is starting center. Not a surprise to me, but a surprise to some. I think he makes best line calls and plays more consistently than other centers.

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