Raiders Final Pre-Season Game was not Meaningless! Or was it?

greg pitschSenior Analyst ISeptember 2, 2008

In the last week of the Preseason , the Oakland Raiders traveled to the Emerald City to take on the Seattle Seahawks. This game was as close to meaningless as there is in the NFL season, and preseason as it can be. Except for the players that are out on the field, for them this is there last chance to prove that they have what it takes to play in the NFL.
It was giving the coaches one last chance to evaluate the talent that they had available.
Nevermind the score or the big plays in the game, the only thing that matters is the news that was handed out Saturday, to these select few that didn't make the final roster.
Jesse Boone, C
Josh Shaw, DT
Chris Wagner, TE
Jonathon Holland, WR
Luke Lawton, FB
Nate Lyles, DB
Chris McFoy, WR
Glenn Pakulak, P
Marviel Underwood, S
Nick Sanchez, DB
Michael Waddell, CB
Louis Rankin, RB
Greyson Gunheim, DL
Shane Simmons, LB
Adam Archuleta, S
Adimchinobi Echemandu, RB
Darrell Strong, TE
Brandon Rodd, OL
Darrick Brown, DB
Marcel Reece, FB
All of the named players have been cut, and reasonably so. Michael Waddell had a few bright moments in the preseason, but the Raiders opted to go with Stanford Routt, and rookie Tyvon Branch who also plays in the Safety postition.
Echemandu was released due to the excessive amount of Running backs that the Raiders had, and they would rather place Louis Rankin on the Practice squad, as long as noboody claims him on waivers.

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