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Raiders Officially Cut 20 Including CB Neiko Thorpe

The Oakland Raiders have begun the process of trimming their roster down to 53 players. Here’s the list of roster cuts up to this point:

  • CB Neiko Thorpe (Adam Caplan)
  • RB George Atkinson III
  • G Mitch Bell
  • WR K.J. Brent
  • CB Kenneth Durden
  • WR Marvin Hall
  • DL Drew Iddings
  • DL Branden Jackson
  • G Denver Kirkland
  • DT Derrick Lott
  • LB John Lotulelei
  • TE Jake McGee
  • WR Jaydon Mickens
  • TE Ryan O’Malley
  • G Oni Omoile
  • LB Korey Toomer
  • DE Greg Townsend Jr.
  • LB Kyrie Wilson

Other roster moves include:

  • LB Neiron Ball and DE James Cowser (waived/injured)
  • FB  Marcel Reece (reserve/suspended)

Thorpe, 26, originally signed on with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Auburn back in 2012. He spent two years in Kansas City before he signed a future/reserve contract with the Raiders at the end of 2014.

Interesting enough, Thorpe recently agreed to take a paycut with Oakland that diminished his $2.553 million salary for 2016 down to $1 million, which included a base salary of $675,000.

In 2015, Thorpe appeared in 14 games and recorded 40 tackles, one interception and