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The Oakland Raiders are going to be one of the worst teams in football in 2013. The roster just doesn't have much depth or quality.
That made their decision to keep four quarterbacks and two punters, reported by Josh Dubow of the Associacted Press (via Yahoo! Sports), even more curious.
Oakland's quarterback situation is a mess. Matt Flynn was signed to be the starter, but he has once again failed to impress in the offseason and preseason. It now appears that Terrelle Pryor has the inside track on the starting job.
Fourth-round pick Tyler Wilson was originally thought to be talented enough to challenge Flynn and Pryor, but he didn't play in the second or third games of the preseason and was outperformed by undrafted free agent Matt McGloin, who also made the roster.
It's supremely unlikely that the team will opt to keep all four quarterbacks into the season, so this is a situation to monitor.
As for the punters? Apparently, coach Dennis Allen couldn't choose between Chris Kluwe and Marquette King, and as of now, both players are currently on the roster.
There's a chance that general manager Reggie McKenzie will look to move one in a trade, but it's unlikely they'd receive a draft pick as compensation. Look for one to be released at some point before the team travels to Indianapolis for its Week 1 showdown against the Colts.
And if worst comes to worst, the Raiders can keep both Kluwe and King. After all, they'll be punting a lot this season.
UPDATE: The Raiders have decided to cut their losses on Wilson. ESPN.com reports the team cut ties with both Wilson and veteran punter Chris Kluwe Sunday afternoon.
According to the report, "In corresponding moves, Oakland claimed guard Antoine McClain from the Baltimore Ravens and defensive tackle Brian Sanford from the Cleveland Browns."