Originally published on Silver & Black Report on Aug. 26, 2013
The Raiders have begun the process of cutting down their roster as they are required to be down to just 75 players on their roster on Tuesday.
One of the bigger names to be released by the Raiders so far was special teams standout Josh Cribbs. Cribbs seemed to lack the burst he once possessed on kickoff returns. This seemed a real possibility as head coach Dennis Allen gave Jacoby Ford the kickoff return duties in the first half after Cribbs handled the first two attempts with little explosion, along with struggling to hold on to the ball. Cribbs had knee surgery in the offseason prior to signing with the Raiders.
The team also announced the waiving of DE Brandon Bair, OL Alex Parsons, LB Keenan Clayton, LB Eric Haper, FB Jon Hoese, WR Sam McGuffie, DB Cory Nelms, C Andrew Robiskie, WR Tray Session, DT Myles Wade, and WR Isaiah Williams.
With the cuts, the Raiders now stand at 78 players, just three over the approaching limit.