PUP/Injured Reserve/ Practice Squad.
The Silver and Black also completed their 10-man practice squad. Eight of the names came from the Raiders training camp roster, while two came from other teams:
- (TE) Ryan O’Malley
- (WR) K.J. Brent
- (WR) Jaydon Mickens
- (OL) Oni Omoile
- (OL) Denver Kirkand
- (LB) Korey Toomer
- (CB) Kenneth Durden
- (DE) Branden Jackson
- (LB) Curtis Grant
- (DE) Jason Fanaika
Mickens, O’Malley, and Brent were both close to making the roster. Omiole is the cousin of starter Kelechi Osemele. Therefore, he could develop into something more.
Also, the Raiders placed James Cowser and Neiron Ball on the Reserve/Injured list. Ball played well in camp last season and Cowser showed promise in preseason this season. Therefore, Toomer and Grant could see their spots taken once Ball and Cowser return from injury.
All in all, most of these guys are depth options. They could play in the regular season, but they will need to compete all year.
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