The Raiders continued the process of trimming down their 90-man roster this week. They have to get down to 75 players by Tuesday afternoon and 53 men on Saturday. Here are the confirmed cuts.
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Here are the players who have been waived and when:
WR Kenbrell Thompkins: Thompkins worked primarily with the first unit during training camp, but he never produced in games. According to Pro Football Talk, Thompkins was released on Monday afternoon as the Raiders trimmed their roster to 75 players prior to the first cut deadline on Tuesday afternoon.
Brice Butler and Seth Roberts consistently produced during the preseason, and Rod Streater and Andre Holmes had longer, more productive track records. That left Thompkins as an odd man out in an upgrade receiver corps.
RB Trent Richardson: The No. 3 overall pick in 2011 didn’t last long in Silver and Black. He will reportedly be a part of the first round of cuts, despite being given $600,000 in guaranteed money. ESPN was first to report the news on Monday afternoon. Richardson flamed out with the Cleveland Browns and Indianapolis Colts before coming to Oakland on what many believed was his last chance.
Richardson didn’t wow coaches during the offseason program, and his inclusion on the regular-season roster was always in jeopardy. Richardson failed to show solid burst or vision, and could break tackles during reps over three preseason games. His release will give more reps to Michael Dyer, Taiwan Jones and Roy Helu.
S Jonathan Dowling: The second-year pro was waived on Saturday afternoon due to non-football issues. Dowling had trouble mixing in with the new coaching staff, and Jack Del Rio said he wasn’t a good fit for the Raiders organization. Dowling performed well in practice and games, usually working with the second unit. That couldn’t save his employment status and he was jettisoned before Sunday’s exhibition against Arizona.
OL Quinterrius Eatmon: The undrafted free agent was waived on Friday, according to a team announcement. His reps were spread to others who had a better shot of making the team. Eatmon typically worked with the fourth unit.
QB Cody Fajardo: The Nevada-Reno alum was always the No. 4 quarterback, and wasn’t involved much even in practice. The Raiders didn’t need to see him play in the fourth preseason game. ESPN was first to report this waiver release. The Raiders will give Christian Ponder and Matt McGloin the majority of reps on Thursday at Seattle.
WR Josh Harper: Derek Carr’s teammate at Fresno State was a priority undrafted free agent, but never stood out in camp and seemed stuck on the fourth squad. He has been waived, according to ESPN. He didn’t play on Sunday night, and didn’t do enough to stick around for a possible spot on the practice squad.
CB James Dockery: The free-agent signee indicated that he had been released in an Instagram post where he wished the Raiders luck this year. Dockery was never a lock to make the team, and didn't work with top units.
P Steven Clark: He was a camp leg to ease the burden on regular punter Marquette King. Clark never expected to be around long.
CB Robertson Daniel: Undrafted rookie never stood out in training camp.
G Lamar Mady: Interior lineman has played some for the Raiders and spent time on the practice squad. Raiders upgraded on the interior, leaving Mady on the outs.
WR Milton Williams III: Raiders had more established veterans available. Receiver was a tough spot to crack in this Raiders camp.
CB Ras-I Dowling: Was signed to the practice squad last year after leaving New England, but never fit in with this unit.
WR/KR Trindon Holliday: The veteran return specialist was brought in after Andre DeBose was lost for the year during the offseason program, but he didn't pan out as worth an extra roster spot.
S Jimmy Hall: Hall wasn't involved in the team's plans even before he got hurt.