Alameda, CA (Sports Network) - The Oakland Raiders reduced their roster to
the mandated 53-man limit on Friday by waiving or releasing 18 players and
placing linebacker Aaron Curry on the reserve/physically unable to perform
Oakland also put veteran tight end Tory Humphrey (hamstring) on injured
reserve along with punter Marquette King (toe) and safety Brandon Underwood
Curry, the No. 4 overall pick by Seattle in the 2009 draft, has been sidelined
for all of training camp and the preseason with recurring knee problems. The
two-time Butkus Award winner at Wake Forest, slated to be the Raiders'
starting weakside linebacker this season, will be ineligible to resuming
practicing for the first six weeks of the 2012 campaign under the PUP rules.
The 26-year-old was acquired by the Raiders from the Seahawks last October in
exchange for a 2012 seventh-round pick and a conditional 2013 draft choice and
started nine games following the trade, recording 46 tackles and three passes
The most notable member of Oakland's roster cuts was wide receiver Roscoe
Parrish. The eight-year pro had just been signed by the club on Tuesday after
being released by San Diego.
Parrish spent his first seven seasons with Buffalo and tallied a career-best
33 catches in 2010. He missed all but two games last season due to injury and
signed with the Chargers in April.
The Raiders also waived linebackers Kaelin Burnett, Chad Kilgore and Nathan
Stupar, kicker Eddy Carmona, wide receivers Derek Carrier, Brandon Carswell,
Eddie McGee and Travionte Session, defensive end Hall Davis, tight end Kyle
Efaw, defensive lineman Dominique Hamilton, offensive linemen Kevin Haslam,
Nick Howell and Dan Knapp, center Colin Miller, running back Lonyae Miller and
safety Curtis Taylor.
Stupar was a seventh-round pick by Oakland in the 2012 draft out of Penn
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