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Raiders Notes: Roster Cuts Ahead Of Dolphins Game

Coming off the heels of their second preseason win, the Las Vegas Raiders’ roster is beginning to take shape. The first round of cuts has taken place ahead of Saturday’s matchup with the Miami Dolphins. Let’s take a look at them in this latest edition of Raiders Notes.

As reported and verified by Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Raiders have started trimming their roster. As of the time of this publication, the following players have been cut: Vernon Butler, Nate Brooks, Demarcus Robinson, Tyrone Wheatly Jr., and Gerri Green.

Raiders Notes: The WR room gets smaller, and the defensive interior needs help.

The Raiders’ wide receiver room is a crowded one at the moment. Robinson, a Super Bowl champion with the Kansas City Chiefs, was thought to have been in the running for meaningful playing time. However, the coaching staff obviously felt otherwise. In all fairness, it must’ve been hard for Robinson to stand out when there’s so much speed in this group. Tyron Johnson, DJ Turner, and Mack Hollins look like the front runners to join Davante Adams and Hunter Renfrow this season. Besides, it should be noted that Johnson is also making waves on special teams. Simply put, Robinson’s experience wasn’t enough to guarantee a spot.

The other cut that stands out is Butler. The veteran defensive tackle found himself on the outside looking in today. The Raiders have some youngsters in Neil Farrell Jr. and Matthew Butler that need to be groomed, so their spots are relatively safe.

The problem is that Butler didn’t do enough to separate himself from the bunch. Johnathan Hankins and Bilal Nichols will soon be back (expected to at least), so with their spots safe as well, Butler was the odd man out.

*Top Photo: Jeffrey Brown/Icon Sports Wire

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