With just precious days remaining until the final cut down is made the Raiders met the first deadline for roster trimming. Seven men are no longer wearing Silver and Black as Oakland had to get down to 80 on the active roster by 1pm today.
Among those released the most notable is, perhaps, safety Josh Bullocks who was brought in just last week. He joins receivers Damola Adeniji and Steve Goulet who went the way of fullback Bryson Kelly, offensive linemen Ben Lamaak and Lou Eliades plus defensive tackle Derrick Hill.
Also of note is that the Raiders officially ended the season of Travis Goethel who was placed on IR after suffering a knee injury last week. Goethel’s loss could prove costly as the second year linebacker was expected to provide depth with his versatility and possibly compete for a starting role as well.