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Oakland Raiders Reduce Roster To 75 Players


The Oakland Raiders roster was trimmed from 90 players to 75 players Monday afternoon as the team made its first round of cuts following Saturday's 27-14 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

The Silver and Black have now reached the league-mandated limit heading into Tuesday's 1:00 p.m. PT deadline.

Of the 14 players the team waived – tight end Gabe Holmes was officially placed on the reserve/injured list to hit the 75-man limit – none received any type of extended run during the team's preseason game against the Titans, which was likely indication of their time as a Raider coming to an end.

Additionally, none of the players that were waived Monday had any experience on the Raiders active roster, excluding defensive tackle Leon Orr, who appeared in three games for the Silver and Black at the end of the 2015 regular season.

In his three games of action, the former Florida Gator totaled five tackles, and one pass defensed.

Head Coach Jack Del Rio's club will be on the practice field Monday afternoon, and then will be back at the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Thursday night to wrap up the preseason against the Seattle Seahawks.

After Thursday's matchup with Russell Wilson and Co., the Raiders will cut down the roster once again, as teams are mandated to reduce their roster to 53 players by Saturday Sept. 3 at 1:00 p.m. PT in advance of the start of the regular season.

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