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Raiders reduce roster to 53

Associated Press Modified: August 31, 2012 at 11:18 pm •  Published: August 31, 2012

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders placed starting linebacker Aaron Curry on the physically unable to perform list Friday and cut returner Roscoe Parrish to get down to the 53-man roster limit.

The Raiders waived 17 other players Friday and placed tight end Tory Humphrey (hamstring), punter Marquette King (toe) and safety Brandon Underwood (hip, groin) on the reserve-injured list to cut the roster down from 75.

The other players waived are linebackers Nathan Stupar, Kaelin Burnett and Chad Kilgore; receivers Derek Carrier, Brandon Carswell, Eddie McGee and Travionte Session; offensive linemen Kevin Haslam, Nick Howell, Dan Knapp and Colin Miller; defensive linemen Hall Davis and Dominique Hamilton; tight end Kyle Efaw; running back Lonyae Miller, safety Curtis Taylor and kicker Eddy Carmona.

Stupar, a seventh-round pick out of Penn State, was the only one of Oakland's six draft picks who did not survive the final cut.

Linebacker Miles Burris, a fourth-round pick out of San Diego State, looks to be in line for a starting job with Curry inactive to open the season. Curry has been dealing with injuries to both knees and has not practiced all summer.

Curry is eligible to return to practice as early as Oct. 16. Once he returns to practice, he will be allowed to practice for up to 21 days prior to returning to the active roster.

Coach Dennis Allen said there still could be more moves after he and general manager Reggie McKenzie go through the cuts made by the other 31 teams this weekend.

"We're evaluating any and all positions to see if there's someone out there that can help us," Allen said.

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