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Raiders add Brian Sanford, Antoine McClain

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The Raiders, who are third in the waiver order, were awarded ex-Browns defensive end Brian Sanford and ex-Ravens offensive guard Antoine McClain on Sunday.

Sanford, 25, appeared in six games as a reserve for the Browns from 2010 through 2012. The Browns dealt him to Seattle in August for guard John Moffitt, but the trade was rescinded after Moffitt failed his physical with Cleveland.

McClain, 23, is a first-year pro from Clemson.

Sanford and McClain take roster spots vacated by quarterback Tyler Wilson and punter Chris Kluwe, whom Oakland parted ways with on Sunday.

In another Raiders transaction, offensive tackle Willie Smith was placed on injured reserve. He was waived/injured on Saturday and went unclaimed.

All of the Raiders’ moves were disclosed in the NFL’s Sunday transactions.

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5 Responses to “Raiders add Brian Sanford, Antoine McClain”
  1. src3084 says: Sep 1, 2013 8:44 PM

    McKenzie is officially just as worse as the last years of Mr. Davis. Cutting a 4th-round pick for waiver claims. Giving up on a QB with starter potential for a practice squad scrub and keeping an undrafted QB who will never amount to anything more than a no. 3 quarterback. How do you give up on a guy in one preseason? Sometimes, being a Raider fan is beyond frustrating!

  2. nativeraider says: Sep 1, 2013 9:15 PM

    I woulda cut Flynn. Keeping him makes zero sense. Even if hes decent by the time the RAIDERS turn it around he’ll be old. Now by cutting Wilson we wasted a 4th round pick and its far too early to tell if he’ll pan out or not. Im happy we kept McGloin because he looks unshaken when he feels pressure. I hope TP2 wins the job.

  3. raiderapologist says: Sep 1, 2013 9:32 PM

    src3084 says:
    Sep 1, 2013 8:44 PM
    McKenzie is officially just as worse as the last years of Mr. Davis. Cutting a 4th-round pick for waiver claims. Giving up on a QB with starter potential for a practice squad scrub and keeping an undrafted QB who will never amount to anything more than a no. 3 quarterback. How do you give up on a guy in one preseason?
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    McGloin already chased off Padron, and now Wilson. Either Wilson was flat-out horrible, or McGloin showed them something. Davis ran the Raiders in 2011 the same way he did in 1972. It takes time to change that, so I’m pulling for McKenzie. If the Raiders change managers like they did coaches, it will never get better for us.

  4. camodaddy26 says: Sep 1, 2013 10:13 PM

    Why in the hell did they cut David Bass instead of cutting Kluwe? It’s obvious Marquette King was the superior punter so why cut Bass who immediately gets picked up by Chicago. That was dumb.

  5. raiderapologist says: Sep 2, 2013 1:12 PM

    camodaddy26 says:
    Sep 1, 2013 10:13 PM
    Why in the hell did they cut David Bass instead of cutting Kluwe? It’s obvious Marquette King was the superior punter so why cut Bass who immediately gets picked up by Chicago. That was dumb.
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    Ryan Robinson had more pressures on fewer snaps. Bass probably would have been on the practice squad if he didn’t get signed by Chicago. Robinson got Bass cut, not Kluwe.

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