The Raiders have trimmed their roster to 75 players, the team announced before Monday afternoon’s practice. They cut 14 players and moved tight end Gabe Holmes to injured reserve to reach a roster limit that shrinks from 90 to 75 on Tuesday afternoon.
Defensive Leon Orr was on the list, the only mild surprise among the roster cuts. The Florida product spent most of last season on the practice squad but fared well in three games late in 2015. Orr had fallen behind undrafted free agent Darius Latham, which made him a cut prospect on a deep defensive line.
The handwriting was likely on the wall Saturday, when he didn’t play a snap against the Tennessee Titans.
Most players waived did not play against Tennessee, but some of them suited up for the Raiders one final team.
Undrafted receiver Max McCaffrey, son of former Broncos receiver Ed McCaffrey and brother of Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey, was a notable but expected cut.
He was low on the list of players fighting for the No. 5 receiver slot. Johnny Holton and K.J. Brent are leading that battle heading into Thursday’s preseason finale against Seattle.
Tight end Colton Underwood, who asked out Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman in a video gone viral, was also waived. He was down a distance on his position's depth chart.
Holmes suffered a serious ankle injury in the preseason opener at Arizona, and head coach Jack Del Rio said the following day that he would be placed on IR.
Here’s a complete list of Raiders roster moves:
C Ross Burbank
LS Andre East
S Chris Hackett
C Chris Edwards
S Jimmy Hall
WR Joe Hansley
DB Tramain Jacobs
LB Lenny Jones
WR Max McCaffrey
DL Leon Orr
WR Nathan Palmer
K Giorgio Tavecchio
TE Colton Underwood
OL Terran Vaughn
TE Gabe Holmes