Raiders trim down to 53 players
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2013) The Raiders officially finalized their 53-man roster Saturday by placing wide receiver Andre Holmes and guard Tony Bergstrom on the Reserve/Suspended List by the NFL.
Oakland also released defensive end Andre Carter, linebacker Omar Gaither, tackle Tony Hills, safety Reggie Smith, and cornerback Joselio Hanson.
In addition, the Raiders also waived the following 15 players from the roster: defensive tackle Ryan Baker, defensive end David Bass, linebacker Billy Boyko, defensive back Chance Casey, guard Jason Foster, tight end Richard Gordon, wide receiver Greg Jenkins, defensive back Shelton Johnson, tight end Brian Leonhardt, guard Lamar Mady, kicker Justin Medlock, defensive tackle Kurt Taufa'asau, linebacker Chase Thomas, wide receiver Conner Vernon and running back Deonte Williams.