Oakland Raiders: Best Guess for the 53-Man Roster

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May 11, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen watches players stretch during rookie minicamp at the Raiders team headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Well Raider Nation, it’s time for the Oakland Raiders to make the necessary cuts to get to the magical number of 53.  This means that at least 22-players must be cut.  However, I’m sure there will be some waiver wire movement within the roster cut-down time frame.  Saturday, August 31st, at 6:00 PM EST/3:00 PM PST is the deadline, and when the smoke is clear, 53-players will be left standing.  General Manager Reggie McKenzie stated that the organization will go with the best players who can help this team win.  Who is getting cut?

Though we won’t know who the actual cuts are until they happen, JBB is going to guess as to who will be released/waived by the team prior to Saturday.  I’m going to start at the quarterback position and work my way down the depth chart.  Remember, none of these guesses are final and anything can happen within the Raiders organization.

Jul 28, 2013; Napa, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Tyler Wilson (8) throws a pass at training camp at the Napa Valley Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


Quarterback: Although I like this player, and he may progress into a fine NFL quarterback, I believe the Raiders release/waive Tyler Wilson.  Unfortunately for Wilson, he came to a team that desperately needed a quarterback to step forward and take the reins.  Wilson needs 1-3 years behind a solid starter before he is ready to take over any starting job.  He will be taken off the waiver wire very quickly, and I wish him all the best.  The starter will be Terrelle Pryor.  If it isn’t Pryor, Raider Nation will be in for a long and disappointing season.

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