The Raiders have made a flurry of moves, including the placing of tight end David Ausberry on the reserve/injured list with a foot injury sustained on Oct. 19. His place on the roster will be taken by defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin, who was promoted from the practice squad. Ausberry finishes the year with just two catches for 14 yards in six games. Cornerback Jansen Watson, who was cut by Oakland before the season, has been added to the practice squad.
The Oakland Raiders made their final cuts before Saturday's deadline. The team parted ways with WR Greg Little, RB George Atkinson, DE Denico Autry, CB Chance Casey, OL Jack Cornell, DE Jack Crawford, LB Carlos Fields, LB Bojay Filimoeatu, LB Spencer Hadley, OL Danny Kistler, OL Erle Ladson, DT Ricky Lumpkin, OL Lamar Mady, TE Jake Murphy, WR Seth Roberts, DE Ryan Robinson, S Brandian Ross, OL Jarrod Shaw, TE Scott Simonson, RB Jeremy Stewart, K Giorgio Tavecchio and FB Karl Williams.
The Raiders have ruled wide receiver Jacoby Ford, wide receiver Brice Butler, defensive back Mike Jenkins, guard Lamar Mady, guard Andre Gurode, tackle Menelik Watson, defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin inactive for Sunday's season finale against the Broncos in Week 17.
The Raiders declared these players inactive for the game at San Diego: running back Jeremy Stewart (ankle, knee), receivers Jacoby Ford and Brice Butler, cornerback Chance Casey, guards Lamar Mady and Andre Gurode, and defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin.
The Raiders placed defensive back Tyvon Branch on injured reserve Saturday, ending his attempted comeback from a fractured fibula suffered early in the season. Branch will sit out the final three games of the season, ending his year with just five tackles in two games. Defensive lineman Ricky Lumpkin was added to the active roster to take Branch's spot.