3yAs Dennis Allen said after the Raiders' lackluster 21-3 defeat to the Seahawks, the Raiders were not ready for primetime. At least, not the bottom of their depth chart, which is why the team is looking to improve.
3yChimdi Chekwa, a Raiders fourth-round pick in 2011, played four games last season before being placed on IR and is back in silver and black.
3yThe Raiders continued to tinker with their roster, claiming three players off of waivers including one former 49er. Oakland also said goodbye to three players of their own to make room for the additions.
3yThe Raiders signed four players to their practice squad, including linebacker Nate Stupar who impressed in the preseason finale Thursday.
3yIt's interesting that 36 of the current 53 players 67.9 percent spent time either on the Raiders' active roster, practice squad or IR last year, giving the team some semblance of continuity in a decidedly new era.
3yThe 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.
3yRaiders head coach Dennis Allen wasn't ready to go public with his roster cuts as of 5 p.m., but he did indicate six players who have impressed him.
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