The Oakland Raiders have made two more moves before the deadline waiving OL Alex Parsons and DL Brandon Bair according to Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune via Twitter:
Raiders waive/injured DL Brandon Bair, OL Alex Parsons. Three more to go. Might have to add kicker as well . . .
— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) August 26, 2013
The deadline for NFL teams to cut their roster to 75 players is Tuesday, August 27 at 6 p.m. PST with the Raiders needing to part ways with three more players before that time.
Along with Parsons and Bair, the Raiders have also waived 10 other players via Chase Ruttig of Just Blog Baby:
Players who were waived by the Raiders were linebacker Keenan Clayton, linebacker Eric Harper, fullback Jon Hoese, wide receiver Sam McGuffie, guard Andrew Robiski, wide receiver Tray Session, defensive tackle Myles Wade and wide receiver Isiah Williams.
Arguably the biggest name waived by Oakland so far has been kick return specialist Josh Cribbs. Although Cribbs had a one-year deal with the team, the veteran failed to make an impression with the team and was let go as a result.
As for Parsons and Bair, both players were dealing with injuries and were expected to be waived. Parsons actually took to Twitter in order to thank the fans and the organization for the opportunity before being officially waived on Monday:
Id like to thank the Raiders for the opportunity to play the game I love and the #raidernation for the support over the years #bearded1
— Alex Parsons (@A_Parsons67) August 25, 2013
It remains unclear as of right now what three players will be waived before the deadline on Tuesday, but three more will need to go in order to get this team to 75 players.
The final roster cuts must be made before Saturday with only 53 players left heading into the Week 1 of the NFL regular season.