The Oakland Raiders have wrapped up their 53-man roster cuts ahead of the 2018 NFL regular season. With Week 1’s Monday Night Football Matchup right around the corner, Jon Gruden and company have begun their final 53-man roster cuts. While the surprising Khalil Mack trade made the bulk of the headlines, there was still plenty of news in the form of talented players being released.
The full list of roster cuts has been released, and we updated it over the past few days as the moves came in.
Cornerback Jarell Carter (Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Carter was signed just days ago, and it was expected he’d only play in the final preseason game. That proved to be the case, as the former Trinity International University cornerback was released Friday. He did manage to total six tackles and one pass defensed in his lone preseason game.
Safety Quincy Mauger (Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Mauger was signed in early August after spending the last offseason with the Atlanta Falcons. A knee injury cut his 2017 season short, and the Raiders gave him a chance over the final preseason games. Mauger had four combined tackles over two games for the Raiders.
Wide receiver Isaac Whitney (Michael Gehlken)
Isaac Whitney signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent last offseason. He spent the bulk of 2017 on the practice squad and was unable to grab a roster spot this year. The former USC receiver caught just two passes for 15 yards this preseason.
Cornerback Raysean Pringle (Michael Gehlken)
Pringle flipped to the defensive side of the ball after playing offense throughout college. He was on the Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars practice squads last season. He totaled three combined tackles and two passes defensed this preseason.
Tight end Pharaoh Brown (Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle)
Brown spent 2017 on the Raiders’ practice squad. While the expectation has been all along that Gruden and company would keep Jared Cook, Lee Smith and Derek Carrier, it now leaves Paul Butler and Marcus Baugh as candidates for the practice squad.
Guard/Center Cameron Hunt (SB Nation’s Levi Damien)
Cameron Hunt had a solid preseason and drew praise from the coaching staff. It’s good to hear he’s in consideration for a practice squad spot. Based on the importance Gruden and the coaching staff put on the offensive line, it wouldn’t be surprising if he winds up landing there.
Center James Stone
Cornerback Antwuan Davis
Davis joined the Raiders after starting the preseason with the Detroit Lions. He was an undrafted free agent out of Texas and totaled 32 tackles, two tackles for loss, two interceptions and one sack during his final collegiate season.
Defensive end Connor Flagel
Flagel was another late addition to the Raiders’ offseason roster. He played in the final preseason game but totaled just one tackle.
Tight end Marcus Baugh
As previously mentioned, it seems likely now that Paul Butler will be a part of the Raiders practice squad, barring the team making a surprise move.
Offensive lineman Denver Kirkland
Linebacker James Cowser
Cowser had an impressive finish to the preseason, but it wasn’t enough for him to hold a spot on the 53-man roster.
Tight end Paul Butler
Butler is a likely candidate for the team’s practice squad.
Guard Oday Aboushi
Safety Shalom Luani traded to Seahawks
Luani was a fan favorite for the Raiders last season, but he never got rolling with the new coaching staff. He’ll have an opportunity to be reunited with Ken Norton Jr. in Seattle.
Wide receiver Martavis Bryant
The Martavis Bryant saga has come to an end and the Raiders lost a third-round pick in the process. Not only that, but it seems Bryant could be facing league discipline and if that’s the case, his career could be in trouble.
Quarterback Connor Cook
After the Raiders acquired quarterback AJ McCarron, as NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport revealed, this move seemed likely. If the Raiders wind up keeping three quarterbacks, it’ll be EJ Manuel who keeps his job after a superb performance in the final preseason game.
Defensive end Mario Edwards Jr.
Wide receiver Marcell Ateman
The seventh-round pick seemed to have a real shot at making the 53-man roster, but things didn’t work out. It’s unfortunate, and he’s certainly a strong choice for the practice squad if he doesn’t get signed first.
Wide receiver Saeed Blacknall (Matt Schneidman of the Bay Area News Group)
Offensive tackle Jylan Ware
Cornerback Antonio Hamilton
Guard Jordan Simmons
Fullback Ryan Yurachek
Running back James Butler
Linebacker Jason Cabinda, cornerback Shareece Wright
Safety Dallin Leavitt
Defensive lineman Shakir Soto, Defensive tackle Gabe Wright, Linebacker Azeem Victor (Team)