Raiders Blog and Q&A

News, observations and reader questions about the Oakland Raiders

September 3, 2011
Raider cuts announced

Can't say any of these cuts were shocking. The closest would be the decision to let go of quarterback Trent Edwards and go into the season with only two quarterbacks.

Keeping Jerome Boyd was a must with Mike Mitchell still out. Derek Hagan earned a spot. And considering the health of Louis Murphy, the Raiders needed to keep a veteran receiver just in case Denarius Moore looks more like a rookie than he did during training camp.

Lito Sheppard's chances of making the team were slim considering how late he joined the team.

There's still time for the Raiders to make more moves before the Monday Night opener in Denver on Sept. 12. But as of now, the Raiders for 2012 are set.

WR Shaun Bodiford
QB Trent Edwards
S Matt Giordano
G Daniel Loper
CB Lito Sheppard
LB Sam Williams
WR Shawn Bayes
G Roy Shuening
CB Jeremy Ware
TE Kevin Brock
DE Mason Brodine
DB Stevie Brown
DT Jamie Cumbie
LB Chris Francis
LB Bani Gbadyu
DT Derrick Hill
DE Tommie Hill
WR Chad Jackson
LB J Leman
CB Walter McFadden
WR Eddie McGee
CB Sterling Moore
P Glenn Pakulak
G Alex Parsons
RB Louis Rankin
FB Manase Tonga

QB Terrelle Pryor was placed on the reserve/suspended list

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About Raiders Blog and Q&A

Matt Kawahara was born in Sacramento and attended McClatchy High School and UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the independent student paper The Daily Californian. He graduated from Cal in 2010 and started at The Sacramento Bee as a summer intern. He joined The Bee's sports staff in fall 2011.

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