GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Third-string cornerback Pat Lee, like starting free safety Michael Huff, has been excused from the Raiders' exhibition game against Arizona to attend the birth of his child.
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As a result, the absences of Lee and Huff give the Raiders 13 scratches for the Cardinals game and they have 74 players dressing.
The scratches: Lee and Huff, punter Shane Lechler (left knee), receiver Denarius Moore (hamstring), running back Taiwan Jones (hamstring), fullback Rashawn Jackson (hip), linebacker Aaron Curry (knees), center Stefen Wisniewski (calf), offensive linemen Ed Wang (shoulder) and Zach Hurd (head), tight end Brandon Myers (shoulder), defensive end Jack Crawford (foot) and nose tackle Jamie Cumbie (foot).
The Patriots have placed Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve, officially ending the injured tight end's season.
The Patriots have added running back D.J. Foster to the 53-man roster.
Gronkowski underwent surgery on his back Friday in Los Angeles. There was some hope he might be able to return if the Patriots reached the Super Bowl, but this move ends that.
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ALAMEDA -- The Oakland Raiders have signed DL Branden Jackson to the active roster and placed CB DJ Hayden on the Reserve/Injured List, the club announced Saturday.
Jackson originally signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent on May 16 of this year after participating on a tryout basis at the team’s rookie mini-camp. After participating in the offseason program and training camp with the team, he was waived on Sept. 3 and signed to the practice squad the next day, where he spent the first 12 weeks of the regular season.
The 6-foot-4, 268-pounder played four years at Texas Tech, seeing action in 51 games with 38 starts. Jackson totaled 138 tackles (97 solo), 11 sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and seven passes defensed.
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