Bonus: Players who moved on
Not every player can make the roster or practice squad.
Back to Thorpe and Atkinson III. Both players got claimed off of waivers earlier this week.
Thorpe joins the Indianapolis Colts, after three seasons and 28 appearances with the Silver and Black.
Atkinson III got claimed by the Cleveland Browns. He should bring them value as a returner and back runner.
Further, Oakland dealt safety Dewey McDonald to the Seattle Seahawks for a 2017 conditional pick.
After hearing these names in training camp and seeing them in preseason, you always hope they land somewhere once they are cut. It is good to see Thorpe, Atkinson and McDonald find new situations.
The Oakland Raiders begin their season at 10 A.M. PST in New Orleans, on Sunday.