Raiders cut seven; LB Goethel, OL Pelc to IR


Raiders cut seven; LB Goethel, OL Pelc to IR

Aug. 30, 2011

Paul Gutierrez

ALAMEDA -- The Raiders have cut seven players to get down to the NFL limit of 80 before today's 1 p.m. PT deadline.

Those no longer with the team: fullback Bryson Kelly, offensive lineman Ben Lamaak, receivers Damola Adeniji and Steve Goulet, safety Josh Bullocks, defensive tackle Derrick Hill and offensive tackle Lou Eliades, who was waivedinjured.

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Also, Oakland placed linebacker Travis Goethel, who suffered a knee injury last week in training camp, on season-ending Injured Reserve, along with undrafted rookie free agent offensive lineman Alan Pelc, who had been waivedinjured last week.

Earlier in the day, Adeniji Tweeted "Cold world no blanket.."

Included in the list of 80 is rookie quarterback Terrelle Pryor, whose five-game suspension goes into effect following the Raiders' preseason finale Friday night at Seattle.

The deadline to get down to 53 players is Saturday at 1 p.m. PT.

We were allowed to see the first 30 minutes or so of practice and cornerback Chris Johnson and defensive tackle John Henderson, both of whom are nursing undisclosed injuries, had returned to practice.

But neither defensive tackle Richard Seymour (hamstring) nor tight end Kevin Boss (knee) were seen on the field. Neither were receivers Chaz Schilens (knee) and Louis Murphy (groinhamstring) or safety MIke Mitchell (leg).

Rookie left guard Stefen Wisniewski and guard Roy Schuening were present but not practicing.

The next Primetime? Carr receives compliment after imitating Neon Deion


The next Primetime? Carr receives compliment after imitating Neon Deion

Watch out Jalen Richard. You have some competition for your punt returning job.

Okay, not really.

But quarterback Derek Carr got in on the action Tuesday. In a video posted by the Raiders on Twitter, Carr fielded a punt and ran it back to the endzone for a touchdown.

He proceeded to do Deion Sanders' touchdown dance and that elicited a response from the Pro Football Hall of Famer.

"That's 1 of the many reasons why I gots mad love for @derekcarrqb he is the #Truth," Sanders wrote in a quote tweet.

Carr has yet to respond.

Raiders place two on Non-Football Injury List


Raiders place two on Non-Football Injury List

The Raiders placed two players on the Non-Football Injury List, the team announced on Tuesday.

Linebacker Ben Heeney and tight end Cooper Helfet both count against the 90-man roster.

The Raiders' first team practice of training camp is scheduled for Saturdya.

Heeney was selected in the 5th round of the 2015 draft out of Kansas.

After appearing in 15 games a rookie, he saw action in just four games last season.

Over 23 games for the Seahawks in 2014 and 2015, Helfet caught 25 passes for 315 yards and two touchdowns.

He spent time on the Raiders' practice squad last season.