Updated Raiders roster: Some surprising moves made as initial 53-man squad is revealed

The Las Vegas Raiders cut down their roster to the NFL’s mandated initial 53-man roster Tuesday afternoon.

Among the cuts was offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. The previous Raiders regime drafted Leatherwood with the 17th overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft.

The Raiders traded Trayvon Mullen Jr. to the Arizona Cardinals, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

The deadline for cuts to be made was 1 p.m. PDT.

The Raiders started training camp with 90 players and got down to 75 through Sunday after cutting a couple players and placing some on injured reserve.

Raiders’ initial 53-man roster


QB: Derek Carr, Jarrett Stidham

RB: Josh Jacobs, Brandon Bolden, Brittain Brown, Ameer Abduallah, Zamir White

FB: Jakob Johnson

WR: Davante Adams, Hunter Renfrow, Mack Hollins, Tyron Johnson, DJ Turner

TE: Darren Waller, Foster Moreau, Jesper Horsted

LT: Kolton Miller, Jackson Barton

LG: John Simpson, Dylan Parham

C: Andre James

RG: Lester Cotton Sr., Jermaine Eluemunor

RT: Thayer Munford Jr.


DE: Chandler Jones, Maxx Crosby, Clelin Ferrell, Malcolm Koonce, Tashawn Bower

DT: Johnathan Hankins, Andrew Billings, Bilal Nichols, Kendal Vickers, Neil Farrell Jr., Matthew Butler

LB: Denzel Perryman, Jayon Brown, Divine Deablo, Darien Butler, Luke Masterson

CB: Rock Ya-Sin, Nate Hobbs, Amik Robertson, Anthony Averett, Sam Webb

S: Tre’von Moehrig, Duron Harmon, Johnathan Abram, Roderic Teamer, Isaiah Pola-Mao

Special teams: K Daniel Carlson, P AJ Cole, LS Trent Sieg

Roster cuts

Aug. 30

Raiders announced the following moves:

Waived G Alex Bars, LB Curtis Bolton, CB Isiah “Ike” Brown, CB Bryce Cosby, S Qwynnterrio Cole, TE Cole Fotheringham, QB Chase Garbers, G/T Alex Leatherwood, G Jordan Meredith, T Bamidele Olaseni, WR Dillon Stoner, DE Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, DE Zach VanValkenburg, RB Austin Walter and WR Isaiah Zuber

Released WR Keelan Cole, OL Hroniss Grasu, S Matthias Farley, CB Darius Phillips and DT Kyle Peko

Placed TE Jacob Hollister on the injured list.

Reported earlier on Tuesday

Raiders are releasing DB Darius Phillips in a surprise cut, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. Fowler tweeted Phillips was set to be a backup cornerback and play on special teams. (He signed a one-year deal with the Raiders in March after playing with the Cincinnati Bengals).

Raiders are releasing S Matthias Farley, Pelissero, reported.

The Raiders will waive OL Bam Olaseni, Pelissero said. Olaseni could land on the Raiders’ practice squad if he clears waivers.

Raiders are waiving CB Bryce Cosby, a source told The Bee. He will be brought back on the practice squad if he clears waivers.

Raiders waived Leatherwood.

Raiders traded Mullen to the Arizona Cardinals.

LB Curtis Bolton will be waived, according to Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus.

Aug. 28

Waived TE Nick Bowers

WR Justin Hall

Placed DL Tyler Lancaster on injured reserve

Placed LB Tae Davis on injured reserve

Placed T Brandon Parker on injured reserve.

Aug. 23

Released RB Kenyan Drake

Released CB Chris Jones

Waived WR Chris Lacy

Waived/Injured CB Cre’Von LeBlanc.

Aug. 22

The Raiders traded QB Nick Mullens for a conditional 2024 seventh-round pick from the Minnesota Vikings.

Signed LB Tae Davis

Aug. 21

Placed DE Jordan Jenkins on the injured list

Aug. 17

Acquired a conditional 2024 seventh-round draft pick from the Tennessee Titans in exchange for S Tyree Gillespie. (Note: Gillespie was cut by Tennessee on Monday.)

Aug. 16

Released WR Demarcus Robinson

Released DT Vernon Butler

Waived DE Gerri Green

Waived T Tyrone Wheatley Jr.

Waived CB Nate Brooks.