Raiders trim roster to 53, make surprising cut

Raiders trim roster to 53, make surprising cut
September 1, 2012, 4:24 am
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More than two hours and 21 minutes after turning in their roster moves to the NFL, the Raiders announced their cuts Friday at 8:21 p.m.The Raiders waived 17 players, terminated one veteran, placed three on reserveinjured and put linebacker Aaron Curry on the reservephysically unable to perform list with his knee issues -- he will miss at least the first six weeks of the season and is eligible to return to practice as early as Oct. 16 -- to chop the roster from 75 players to 53 players.Seventh-round draft pick Nate Stupar, who seemingly played well at middle linebacker in Oakland's exhibition finale at Seattle, was perhaps the most surprising cut.The 17 waived players -- rookie linebackers Stupar and Kaelin Burnett, rookie kicker Eddy Carmona, rookie receivers Derek Carrier, Brandon Carswell and Travionte Session, receiver Eddie McGee, defensive end Hall Davis, rookie tight end Kyle Efaw, rookie defensive tackle Dominique Hamilton, offensive linemen Kevin Haslam and Nick Howell, rookie offensive lineman Dan Knapp, rookie linebacker Chad Kilgore, center Colin Miller, running back Lonyae Miller and safety Curtis Taylor.The terminated veteran -- receiverpunt returner Roscoe Parrish, who fumbled away his first punt return at Seattle and muffed his second and, it turns out, final punt return.The three players placed on reserveinjured: rookie punter Marquette King (toe), tight end Tory Humphrey (hamstring) and safety Brandon Underwood (hipgroin).