Raiders defensive end/linebacker Benson Mayowa, who was sidelined throughout the practice week with a knee strain, has been ruled out for the season opener Sunday against Cincinnati, per CSNBayArea.com. Mayowa played in every game last year, but started just one and had his hand in just eight tackles.
The Raiders will have Benson Mayowa and Sio Moore Week 7 against the Cardinals. Both players were listed as probable coming into the contest. Mayowa is dealing with a knee issue. Moore will fight through an ankle injury.
Defensive end Justin Tuck (knee) and fullback Marcel Reece (quad) have been designated as questionable by the Raiders for their Sunday game against Arizona. The other questionable player is linebacker Khalif Barnes (quad). Those three are in better shape than wideout Vincent Brown (hamstring), cornerback Keith McGill (groin) and free safety Usama Young (foot), all of whom have been ruled out. The trio of probables is headlined by quarterback Derek Carr, who is all but certain to play despite ankle and knee issues. Defensive end Benson Mayowa (knee) and linebacker Sio Moore (ankle) are also probable.
The Seattle Seahawks waived the following players Saturday: QB Terrelle Pryor, OT Eric Winston, CB Phillip Adams, DE Benson Mayowa, TE Rashaun Allen, CB Akeem Auguste, RB Demitrius Bronson, WR Arceto Clark, QB B.J. Daniels, OL Caylin Hauptmann, OL Nate Isles, OL Patrick Lewis, WR Chris Matthews, S Terrance Parks, TE Morrell Presley, DT Andru Pulu, FB Kiero Small, DT Jimmy Staten, S Steven Terrell, LB Korey Toomer, WR Bryan Walters and RB Spencer Ware.
The Seahawks declared receiver Bryan Walters, running back Christine Michael, offensive tackles Michael Bowie and Caylin Hauptmann, tight end Kellen Davis, defensive end Benson Mayowa and defensive tackle Jordan Hill inactive for the Super Bowl. All are healthy scratches.