Monday, August 18, 2014
Oakland Raiders' projected roster
By Paul Gutierrez
Examining the Oakland Raiders' roster:
Yes, McGloin has looked impressive ... against third-stringers and guys who will not be on an NFL roster in two weeks.
RUNNING BACKS (3)
Murray in a potential roster battle with Jeremy Stewart?
Reece will also be used in tight-end sets as a pass catcher, not as an in-line blocker.
Butler leading the team in preseason catches (eight) and receiving yards (118) has to count for something, right?
TIGHT ENDS (3)
Ausberry's knee "procedure" throws a lot of doubt here.
OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (9)
Dennis Allen likes what he sees here in terms of protection, so there.
DEFENSIVE LINEMEN (8)
Can Jack Crawford work his way onto the roster, and if so, whose spot does he take? Or do the Raiders go with nine D-linemen?
Maiava has returned from a troublesome hamstring and has been flying all over the field, so we'll put him back ahead of Bojay Filimoeatu.
More than ever, DJ Hayden appears headed to the regular season PUP list.
Usama Young is back practicing, preparing for roster battle with Ross?