The Oakland Raiders have claimed defensive end Benson Mayowa off waivers from the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.
Déjà vu? Again? The Raiders hope not. After consecutive 4-12 seasons, approximately $60 million available this offseason to upgrade talent and solidify the quarterback position, the party line is to acknowledge the NFL preseason for what it is – the biggest ripoff in professional sports – and profess to wearing blinders until the Sept. 7 opener at the New York Jets.
The Oakland Raiders cut receiver Greg Little, safety Brandian Ross and 20 other players Saturday to reduce their roster to the 53-man limit.
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Raiders owner Mark Davis has said he has no plans to extend the teams current one-year lease at O.co Coliseum without a plan for a new stadium in Oakland. The Raiders are the last NFL team that shares its home stadium with a baseball team.