RB Ned among first wave of cuts

Sixth-round draft pick Larry Ned was waived on Monday as the Raiders moved to get down to the 71-player roster limit by today. Ned, a running back who couldn't find room in Oakland's crowded backfield, was one of 10 players the team let go.

Also released were wide receivers Alex Van Dyke, Bill Davis and Joshua Johnson, running back Mevlin Barnett, offensive linemen Jeremy Staat and Teag Whiting, defensive ends Emil Ekiyor and Derrick Pickens, and cornerack Willie Ford.

In another personnel move the Raiders placed defensive end Regan Upshaw on the extended physically unable to perform list, meaning he won't be available to play until after Oakland's fifth game of the season (Oct. 13).

The Raiders still need to clear three roster spots today. Oakland has 74 players on its roster and needs to get to 71 (65-player maximum plus the six NFL Europe League exceptions.


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