Raiders announce cuts to 53-player limit

Raiders announce cuts to 53-player limit
August 31, 2013, 5:30 pm
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The Raiders released defensive end Andre Carter, cutting their roster down to 53-players. (AP IMAGES)

The Oakland Raiders made the following roster moves on Saturday in order to reduce the active roster to the NFL-mandated 53 players.

Released the following players:

Player                                 Pos.         Ht.            Wt.          Exp.     College

Carter, Andre                  DE             6-4            260           13         California

Gaither, Omar                 LB             6-1            235           8            Tennessee

Hanson, Joselio               CB             5-9            185           9            Texas Tech

Hills, Tony                          T                6-5            304           6            Texas

Smith, Reggie                  S                6-1            192           5            Oklahoma

 

Waived the following players:

Player                                 Pos.         Ht.            Wt.          Exp.     College

Baker, Ryan                      DL             6-5            302           5            Purdue

Bass, David                       DE             6-4            256           R           Missouri Western St.

Boyko, Billy                       LB             6-2            240           R           Lehigh

Casey, Chance                 CB             5-11         190           R           Baylor

Foster, Jason                   G               6-3            300           1            Rhode Island

Gordon, Richard             TE             6-4            268           3            Miami (Fla.)

Jenkins, Greg                   WR           6-1            208           R           Alabama St.

Johnson, Shelton           S                6-0            197           R           Wisconsin

Leonhardt, Brian            TE             6-5            255           R           Bemidji St.

Mady, Lamar                    G               6-2            315           R           Youngstown St.

Medlock, Justin              K               5-11         200           3            UCLA

Taufa’asau, Kurt             DT             6-2            300           R           Wyoming

Thomas, Chase               LB             6-3            241           R           Stanford

Vernon, Conner             WR           6-0            192           R           Duke

Williams, Deonte            RB             5-10         213           R           Cal Poly

 

Waived/Injured the following player:

Player                                 Pos.         Ht.            Wt.          Exp.     College

Smith, Willie                     T                6-5            310           3            East Carolina

 

Placed the following player on Reserve/Injured:

Player                                 Pos.         Ht.            Wt.          Exp.     College

Bergstrom, Tony            OL             6-5            310           2            Utah

 

League placed the following player on Reserve/Suspended:

Player                                 Pos.         Ht.            Wt.          Exp.     College

Holmes, Andre                WR           6-4            210           2            Hillsdale