All the smoke has cleared, and after a crazy Saturday that saw some surprising cuts, here is your 2019 Oakland Raiders 53-man roster.
The Oakland Raiders had to cut their 90-man roster down to 53 on Saturday afternoon, and boy was there a lot of fireworks. Many of the undrafted rookies who made a statement, including wide receiver Keelan Doss, were cut, with the hopes that the Raiders could land them back on the practice squad.
While Alec Ingold beat out Keith Smith for the starting fullback job, it was really the veterans who won out over the rookies this offseason. After a 3-1 preseason, it was clear that the Raiders were an improved team, but now the games count, and this is the unit that will head into battle next Monday night.
Of course, there were those players who were not in jeopardy, and their Saturday was a lot less stressful than those on the bubble. Outside of all the cuts, the Raiders also made a strong move by re-signing Rodney Hudson to a three-year extension, locking up the anchor of their offensive line for years to come.
Here is the final 53-man roster for the Raiders heading into Week 1.
- Quarterback (3): Derek Carr, Nathan Peterman, Mike Glennon
- Running Back (4); Josh Jacobs, DeAndre Washington, Jalen Richard, Alec Ingold
- Wide Receiver (6): Antonio Brown, J.J. Nelson, Tyrell Williams, Hunter Renfrow, Dwayne Harris, Ryan Grant
- Tight End (3): Darren Waller, Derek Carrier, Foster Moreau
- Offensive Line (10) : Kolton Miller, Rodney Hudson, Trent Brown, Gabe Jackson, Brandon Parker, Jonathan Cooper, Andre James, David Sharpe, Jordan Devey, Denzelle Good
- Defensive Line (9) : Arden Key, Clelin Ferrell, P.J. Hall, Johnathan Hankins, Maxx Crosby, Maurice Hurst, Corey Liuget, Benson Mayowa, Josh Mauro
- Linebacker (4) : Tahir Whitehead, Marquel Lee, Nicholas Morrow, Vontaze Burfict
- Cornerback (5): Gareon Conley, Trayvon Mullen, Daryl Worley, Isaiah Johnson, Keisean Nixon
- Safety (6): Karl Joseph, Johnathan Abram, Erik Harris, Lamarcus Joyner, Dallin Leavitt, Curtis Riley
- Specialists (3): Daniel Carlson, A.J. Cole, Trent Sieg
This is a Raiders team that could challenge for at least a Wild Card in 2019, which is a far cry from what the experts thought they would be after the 2018 season. Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock have formed quite the tandem as general manager and head coach, and seem to be step-in-step with all the moves made this offseason.
So there you have it, the Raiders 53-man roster as they prepare to take on division rival Denver in Week 1 of the 2019 NFL season. This is a team that has a lot more talent than the one that took the field against the Los Angeles Rams in last season’s opener, which could make for a very exciting last season in Oakland.