The Las Vegas Raiders reduced the roster to 53 men on Tuesday and on Wednesday they started building up talent for the practice squad.
After making the necessary cuts to reduce the squad to 53, teams then have the option of signing waivers either in the regular roster or in their practice squad. Normally these players will stay on the practice squad for most of the season, but there are occasions when these players find a way to have an unexpected impact on their squad.
So far, the Las Vegas Raiders have selected a few players on waivers, almost all of them being layoffs the team made on Tuesday. They are doing their best to add talent to the practice squad in case injuries do occur, which is more than likely that the regular season will be 17 games in 2021.
Some of these names are familiar, being brought back after solid pre-seasons in the Silver and Black, while others are brand new to the organization. All in all, Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock are very happy with the way the roster is going, and some of those players added on Wednesday may have the chance to play in the regular season earlier than others.
So here’s a look at some of those signings, if they’ll have an impact on the squad.