Aug 29, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive end Benson Mayowa (95) beats a block by Oakland Raiders tackle Willie Smith (79) to force a fumble by quarterback Matthew McGloin (14) during the second half at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders: 53-Man Roster Cuts Begin, Matt McGloin Cracks Roster, David Bass Cut


Believe it or not, quarterback Matt McGloin has made the Oakland Raiders roster.  In my roster prediction post, I felt that McGloin had shown enough to the Raiders coaching staff to make this team.  Apparently I got one right.  Not tooting my horn, but he’s a solid player who could evolve into a very good quarterback.  I’m very happy with this choice by the Raiders.  Now, maybe they’ll let Wilson go late in the day in order to keep him for the practice squad?

No longer a rumor Raider Nation, defensive end David Bass has been cut along with linebacker Chase Thomas.  Although David Bass had a full training camp and showed some very good pass rushing skills, it was not enough to keep the Oakland Raiders 7th round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.  One thing to keep in mind, if Bass is still available after today, he could immediately be moved to the practice squad for grooming by the Raiders.

Chase Thomas was released late in August by the New Orleans Saints, and the Raiders brought him in for a late camp tryout.  Unfortunately, Thomas was behind the proverbial 8-ball from the moment he walked into Raiders training camp.  He’s a rookie, and there is some potential in this player.  The possibility exists that he could be moved to the practice squad, but nothing is definite.

Keep checking in with us, it’s really beginning to roll now.


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  • Raider Grant

    Any one drafted 1-7 who gets cut shouldn’t of been drafted in first place. Latavius Murray out for season, Wilson sure to get cut, Bass being cut makes for 3 picks out of top seven draft picks wasted. Should of took o-linemen with 4th pick instead of Wilson, and should of definitely took Kenjon Barner over Latavius Murray, and reaching for Bass instead of trying pick more o-linemen gives this years draft a grade of D+. This draft grade will most likely drop even lower once season comes to an end.

  • Brian Ace Brooks

    They cut David terrible

  • tripp_ncwy

    Report from Arkansas media is saying that Wilson has made the Oakland roster also. Confirmed by the family.

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  • Mike Floros

    Of the Raiders QB’s, McGloin shows the most promise. TP2 is still wildly inaccurate, even after his years in the league and all of his hard work. Still has a problem setting his feet and throws off his back foot too often. Glad the Penn State alum made the roster.

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  • Shane Schilperoort

    Yet he was released/waived today. Bummer. Hopefully he clears waivers and can be signed to PS.

  • Shane Schilperoort

    Ouch, I get the feeling you don’t like these moves, LOL. Keep your chin up, this year is going to be better than predicted.

  • Mike Floros

    That’s the goal of the team.

  • Mike Floros

    The days of keeping all of your draft picks are gone. The rookie wage scale almost guarantees that. It’s the reason guys like McGloin, who outperformed Wilson, remain on the roster.

    The talent pool at smaller schools is also greater than it was in years past, so the concern now becomes relative to scouting. These guys really need to know their $#!T because the small school talents are making NFL rosters left and right. In fact, the undrafted, small school guys are beating out late round draft picks quite easily.

  • Raider Grant

    Mike, Of course you wouldn’t keep all your draft picks, but 1-7 for teams rebuilding should make the team,1-6 if drafted correctly should always make the team barring injury, or unless a team is stacked with talent. Yes, smaller schools & lower division schools have some talent, but the cream always rises to the top & you wouldn’t’/shouldn’t be looking for these types of players until the later rounds. Example: Latavius Murray over Kenjon Barner with 6th round pick. Thus like you said, these guys need to know there…STUFF! McGloin was great pick up & should he had one more year playing for PSU he would of been a top pick in next years draft. I like him & believe he could be Our guy in due time. Don’t be so hard on Terrell Pryor. Whether he has been in the league a couple years or not, he is a kid working to be that guy for the Raiders. He should of been drafted with this years class of rookies & is very close in age to McGloin & Wilson. That being said, he definitely looks better than both those individuals currently. Just cause one gets picked up & rides pine for awhile doesn’t mean they suck. Example: Aaron Rodger. GO RAIDERS!