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Predicting the Oakland Raiders' 53-Man Roster
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"The coach wants to see you and bring your playbook."

The dreaded words that no player wants to hear. The low-level equipment guy who's given that task of retrieving the players from the locker room and escorting them—with their playbook—to the grim reaper's office. 

On Friday, this will happen 22 times at Oakland Raiders headquarters in Alameda, California. Eight of those players will be told that the team wants to bring them back on the practice squad. 

Although we will find out soon enough which players will stick around for the new era of Raiders football, it never hurts to take a stab at predicting the players general manager Reggie McKenzie and head coach Dennis Allen will decide to keep. 

So who makes the cut?

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