We’ve got one more preseason game for the Raiders which means one last chance for a few select men to get suited in Silver and Black. So before we get our first glimpse of the 2012 Raiders we’ll get our final viewing of the first roster Dennis Allen has coached through an NFL camp.
Now anything can happen in the next 24 hours. One man’s career day can turn into a job while another’s worst day in the office could be his last and only chance at a pro career. And let’s not even discuss that ugly injury word (knocking on wood). Point being my predictions of the 53-man roster below is anything but scientific. Aaron Curry in all likelihood will be out for the first six weeks of the season at least. But for now I’m tossing him on the active roster. Of course his absence can and will open up a temporary job for someone else.
So, without further adieu, I give you my version of the 2012 Oakland Raiders.
QB – Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, Terrelle Pryor (3)
RB – Darren McFadden, Taiwan Jones, Mike Goodson (3)
FB – Marcel Reece, Owen Schmitt (2)
WR – Darrius Heyward-Bey, Jacoby Ford, Denarius Moore, Rod Streater, Juron Criner, Roscoe Parrish (6)
TE – Brandon Myers, David Ausberry, Richard Gordon (3)
OL – Jared Velhdeer, Cooper Carlisle, Stefen Wisniewski, Mike Brisiel, Khalif Barnes, Joe Barksdale, Tony Bergstrom, Alex Parsons, Kevin Haslam (9)
DL – Richard Seymour, Matt Shaughnessy, Tommy Kelly, Lamarr Houston, Desmond Bryant, Dave Tollefson, Christo Bilukidi, Jack Crawford (8)
LB – Rolando McClain, Aaron Curry, Phillip Wheeler, Miles Burris, Travis Goethel (5)
CB – Ron Bartell, Shawnate Spencer, DeMarcus Van Dyke, Chimdi Chekwa, Bryan McCann, Pat Lee (6)
S – Michael Huff, Tyvon Branch, Matt Giordano, Mike Mitchell, Brandon Underwood (5)
K – Sebastian Janikowski
P – Shane Lechler
LS – Jon Condo