While the Raiders aren't quite done cutting down their roster, the bulk of the work was done on Friday night as the Raiders waited until the last possible second to announce their 17 cuts and subsequent roster moves.
As other teams around the league announced their cuts as well, however, some of the guys who are believed to be safe at the moment could find themselves without a job shortly.
So here are the 17 players who didn't make the final roster:
LB Kaelin Burnett — Burnett, an undrafted rookie from Nevada-Reno came into the right camp for a shot to make the roster as a linebacker, but with just seven total tackles in three games, this cut didn't come as a surprise to anyone.
K Eddy Carmona — With Sebastian Janikowski slowly recovering from an injury, Carmona got the chance to audition for a roster spot elsewhere throughout the preseason, going 3/4 on attempted field goals including a perfect 2/2 on kicks longer than 50 yards. Unfortunately for Carmona, Jano should be healthy by next Monday night, so his best chance is to catch onto the team's practice squad.
WR Derek Carrier — Carrier, an undrafted rookie from Beloit, struggled in the preseason behind more notable rookies like Juron Criner and Rod Streater. Unfortunately, as an undrafted rookie from Beloit who logged just one preseason catch, this could be the end of the road.
WR Brandon Carswell — While from a slightly more notable school than Beloit (USC), Carswell fell into the same predicament in a crowded wide receiver competition. Carswell recorded just three catches for 36 yards in his last three games.
DE Hall Davis — Amongst one of the most talented groups in camp, Hall Davis struggled to stand out this preseason, logging just five tackles and no sacks. Not a surprising move from the Raiders.
TE Kyle Efaw —Efaw was the beneficiary of a wide-open tight end battle, but he failed to assert himself this preseason, failing to catch a single ball. I wouldn't be surprised if tight end is one of the positions the Raiders make a play for in free agency.
DT Dominique Hamilton — Like Davis, Hamilton was in the unfortunate situation of competing against a star-studded group of veterans and draft picks. Hamilton played pretty well in limited time, logging five tackles, a sack and a fumble, but it just wasn't enough to earn him a roster spot.
G Kevin Haslam —Oakand's offensive line performed well throughout parts of the preseason, but with the backups getting embarrassed in the Seattle game, players like Haslam were sure to take the brunt of the punishment.
T Nick Howell — Howell's situation was the same as Haslam's, as players attempting to earn the final roster spots just didn't do enough Thursday night to prove they were worthy.
LB Chad Kilgore — Kilgore, an undrafted rookie from Northwest Missouri State, played decently in three games with Oakland, recording 11 tackles. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough for the coaching staff to reward him with a roster spot.
T Dan Knapp — Knapp's story is much like the rest of the offensive lineman cut: they just didn't earn it against Seattle.
WR Eddie McGee — Hard to say this cut was a surprise, but it was a bit disappointing given how well McGee had played in recent weeks. After logging just two catches in the first three games, McGee hauled in three balls for 36 yards against Seattle and seemed to be one of Oakland's lone bright spots.
C Colin Miller — Caught behind Wisniewski and Parsons, Miller just didn't do enough to warrant keeping a third center.
RB Lonyae Miller —Not necessarily a surprising cut, however, some believed Miller really did have a chance to make the roster given the poor play of Mike Goodson. Unfortunately, Miller didn't do enough to leap Goodson on the depth chart, and given the presence of some proven running backs on the free agent market already, I wouldn't be surprised if Goodson joins this list shortly.
Roscoe Parrish — Despite being signed just three days earlier, Parrish struggled mightily in his short stint with the Raiders, coughing up the ball on kick returns twice in his only game. Many believed Parrish to be a lock to make the roster given Oakland's need for a return man and wide receiver depth, however Parrish failed to impress enough people to keep his job.
WR Tray Session — In a crowded wide receiver battle, Session failed to make a name for himself in any of the preseason games or camps, making this an easy decision.
LB Nathan Stupar — Stupar probably earns the distinction of the toughest cut the Raiders had to make on Thursday, especially after recording 11 tackles Thursday night. Oakland's 7th round pick this season was less than impressive through most of camp before his breakout game against Seattle, but hopefully Oakland can keep him around on the practice squad for a year of development.
SS Curtis Taylor — Taylor, the second-year man from LSU, has a story similar to Stupar in that he had one breakout game that clearly wasn't enough to earn him a roster spot. In Oakland's final preseason game, Taylor logged nine tackles, but was part of an Oakland defense that struggled to stop Seattle's offense most of the game.
In addition to these cuts, the Raiders also placed Aaron Curry on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list and place Tory Humphrey, Marquette King and Brandon Underwood on injured reserve.