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Tuesday Aug 30, 2022
Tuesday Aug 30, 2022
Ep.117 of The Autumn Windbags. RJ, Soto and Rory recorded one day early to dissect the 53 man roster announcement, discuss Darren Waller's contract rumors and Jon Gruden coming out of the woodwork. In Las Vegas Raiders news, along with the rest of the NFL, the Raiders cut down their roster to 53 players. Head coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler put together a squad that still needs some work either through NFL free agency or by trade but can play Raiders football. Raiders 2022 Defense: On the defensive line, Maxx Crosby, Chandler Jones, Johnathan Hankins and Bilal Nichols will start. The Raiders will keep five linebackers in Denzel Perryman, Jayon Brown, Divine Deablo, Darien Butler and Luke Masterson. Cornerback was a wild position. The Trayvon Mullen trade sent Trayvon Mullen to the Arizona Cardinals. Sam Webb was a dark horse to make the squad but he did. Nate Hobbs and Rock Ya-Sin will probably start. The Raiders kept basically all their safeties: Johnathan Abram, Trevon Moehrig, Roderic Teamer, Duron Harmon and Isiah Palo-Mao. Trevon Moehrig Raiders career is looking bright. Raiders 2022 Offense: Derek Carr is the starter and backup quarterback Jarrett Stidham had a really good preseason. The Raiders have six running backs: Josh Jacobs, Zamir White, Ameer Abdullah, Brandon Bolden, Brittain Brown and fullback Jakob Johnson. Kenyan Drake didn't even make it this far going to the Baltimore Ravens. The Raiders wide receiver squad is one of the best in the NFL: Davante Adams, Hunter Renfrow, Mack Hollins, Tyron Johnson and DJ Turner. Each receiver has a role. Davante Adams route running is unbeatable. Tyron is the speedster. Mack Hollins is the big receiver. Darren Waller, Foster Moreau and Jesper Horsted makes up one of the best tight end rooms in the NFL. The starting lineman currently looks like Kolton Miller, John Simpson, Andre James, Lester Cotton Sr. and Thayer Munford. Jackson Barton, Dylan Parham and Jermaine Eluemunor round out the back ups. In Raiders news today, Alex Leatherwood was released by the Raiders. Alex Leatherwood draft position at number 17 overall complicates everything. Alabama's Alex Leatherwood currently goes down as one of the biggest draft busts of all time. Leatherwood draws more attention to how bad Raiders drafts has been. Did Josh McDaniels and Dave Ziegler fail in how they handled Alex Leatherwood? According to Josina Anderson, Darren Waller is in the middle of a new deal with the Las Vegas Raiders. Waller is in between agents and is in a sticky situation with the Raiders, Josh McDaniels and Dave Ziegler. There is a Jon Gruden interview that surfaced this week. The Jon Gruden email controversy is still pending in litigation. But it didn't stop Jon Gruden from briefly chiming in on his history with the Raiders. In What Up, Windbags, the guys discuss if the Kansas City Chiefs loss was the catalyst that sent the Raiders to the playoffs, will Josh McDaniels give Derek Carr the keys to the offense and is Kolton Miller a top 100 player?
0:27 Raiders 53-Man Roster Reaction
5:04 Defensive Line
21:09 Running Back
25:30 Wide Receiver
28:56 Tight End
30:39 Offensive Line
37:19 Alex Leatherwood Released
55:22 Darren Waller Contract
1:02:10 Jon Gruden Opens Up
1:07:16 What Up, Windbags
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