Sep 5, 2015 10:03 PM by Ross Field
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have released backup quarterback Christian Ponder and placed safety Brandian Ross on injured reserve as they cut their down roster down to the 53-player limit.
Two of Oakland's draft picks this year also did not make the roster with defensive end Max Valles getting cut Saturday and tackle Anthony Morris being waived with an injured designation.
The other veterans released were defensive lineman C.J. Wilson, safety Taylor Mays and receiver Kris Durham.
Oakland also waived running backs George Atkinson III and Michael Dyer; offensive linemen Mitch Bell and Dan Kistler; linebackers Spencer Hadley and Josh Shirley; defensive linemen Shelby Harris, Ricky Lumpkin, Leon Orr and Gary Wilkins; tight end Brian Leonhardt; cornerback Tevin McDonald; receiver Devon Wylie and kicker Giorgio Tavecchio.
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