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Trent Edwards, Juron Criner released by Raiders

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The Raiders have dropped down to 75 players on Tuesday by making eight moves, including the expected shift of cornerback D.J. Hayden to the regular season PUP list.

Hayden will be out for at least the first six weeks of the regular season as a result. The players cut on Tuesday probably won’t be there to welcome him back on the field.

Quarterback Trent Edwards and wide receiver Juron Criner were among the most notable of that group. Edwards, a one-time third-round pick of the Bills, couldn’t make headway on a depth chart that includes Matt Schaub, Derek Carr and Matt McGloin while Criner, a 2012 fifth-round pick, was stuck behind several receivers after ending last season on injured reserve.

Safety Larry Asante, running back Kory Sheets and wide receiver Greg Jenkins were all waived-injured while guard Lucas Nix was given the failed physical designation. The team also placed tight end Nick Kasa on season-ending injured reserve to round out their first roster cutdown of the week.

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15 Responses to “Trent Edwards, Juron Criner released by Raiders”
  1. thepftpoetinreverse says: Aug 26, 2014 2:36 PM

    The Vikings will be the worst team in the league and will not win any championships for the rest of their existence! The Vikings kneel to the Arizona Cardinals in loyal obedience! Teddy Bridgewater can only hope to rise to the level of such Arizona Cardinal greats, such as Tom Tupa and Chris Chandler!

  2. raiderufan says: Aug 26, 2014 2:47 PM

    I’m saddened when someone can’t play due to injury but I’m borderline giddy I don’t have to watch Nix “play football” again. Man that was awful last year.

  3. addict2sport says: Aug 26, 2014 2:48 PM

    I thought Criner would be a sleeper at WR. Guess he’s just getting put to sleep.

  4. The_Hooded_Guest says: Aug 26, 2014 2:51 PM

    You know you are done when you are released by the Raiders.

  5. fwippel says: Aug 26, 2014 2:56 PM

    Trent Edwards is still around?

  6. jaranspringer says: Aug 26, 2014 3:07 PM

    I wish they’d put Schaub on the failed miserably list.

  7. Silver and Black attack says: Aug 26, 2014 3:28 PM

    DJ Hayden…what a bust of a pick by Reggie McKenzie…we definitely won’t miss him, he hasn’t shown he even belongs in the NFL.

  8. dumbolt says: Aug 26, 2014 3:55 PM

    Bummer to see Sheets leg get twisted the way it did….only one that is a bit of surprise is Criner….hopefully we can sign him to practice squad.

    Reggie has pie on his face for Hayden….jury is still out on Watson as well….at least Bergstrom looks ok at center

  9. raidermick3sb3rings says: Aug 26, 2014 4:02 PM

    Yawn…wake me up when the bullets are no longer rubber…

    Late…

    ZZZZZZZZ

  10. djshnooks says: Aug 26, 2014 4:46 PM

    Trentative “Captain Checkdown” Edwards.

    Where is JP Losman? Lol.

  11. somethingsmellsrotten says: Aug 26, 2014 5:36 PM

    Great, another Raider troll in the_hooded_jest…to join the likes of dick50, notlan, jjjerkwagon and dumbolt.

  12. ron69 says: Aug 26, 2014 5:41 PM

    I wonder why Schaub wasn’t in the “i’m done but still cashing big time” list

  13. raiderapologist says: Aug 26, 2014 9:11 PM

    Lucas Nix is a mystery. He has never made a positive play. He must be related to somebody.

  14. idpfantasyfootball says: Aug 27, 2014 8:43 AM

    Carolina just waived Marvin McNutt. He should have been the Raiders pick when they drafted Criner.

    So far, the Greg Little experiment has looked like a failure… Reggie should make another roster move and bring McNutt on board..!

  15. djcologne says: Aug 27, 2014 1:24 PM

    Lucas Nix is an oxygen bandit and i for one am happy that he won’t be stealing pay checks in Oakland any longer!

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