Raiders Get Down To 53 Players

The Raiders have made their slew of cuts. They placed defensive tackle Justin Ellis on injured reserve, meaning he’ll miss the entire season. After starting 14 games in 2017, Oakland signed Ellis to a three-year, $15MM extension. Injuries limited him to just six games last season, so he’ll have barely played through the first two years of that extension.

Former Rams defensive lineman Ethan Westbrooks also got the boot. He started nine games for Los Angeles in 2017 and racked up four sacks. Last year he had a smaller role, although he did appear in all 16 games for the Rams. ‘Hard Knocks’ star Keelan Doss unfortunately failed to make the roster. He’s an undrafted rookie receiver from UC Davis. Additionally Keith Smith, who served as the team’s fullback last season, was released.

Waived:

WR Marcell Ateman
DE Quinton Bell
RB James Butler
LB Jason Cabinda
LB Te’von Coney
G Lester Cotton Sr.
WR Keelan Doss
LB Koa Farmer
WR Rico Gafford
WR Keon Hatcher
G/T Denver Kirkland
CB Dylan Mabin
T Justin Murray
CB Nick Nelson
WR De’Mornay Pierson-El
T Tyler Roemer
DT Anthony Rush

Released:

FB Keith Smith
DE Ethan Westbrooks
LB Kyle Wilber

Waived/injured:

TE Paul Butler

Placed on season-ending injured reserve:

DT Justin Ellis

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6 comments on “Raiders Get Down To 53 Players

  1. MBarry

    A little surprised! Hard Knocks made Doss look like the next Moss. I hope the kid gets a chance (hint Packers!)

  2. Equinsu Ocha

    I didnt get cutting Doss and Rush. Both seemed like they played their asses off. Do these guys catch on with practice squad?

  3. goldenstatelaw

    Get over Doss. Happens every year. Lots of drops too. He or Atteman on p squad is fine. More worried about abundance of safeties vs lbs. Gotta be a trade happening. Could use a guard too. And Johnson prob headed too 8 game ir

    • goldenstatelaw

      Rush is p squad material not better than Hall especially considering financial commitment

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