Raiders' cuts suggests more moves still to come

ALAMEDA — Veteran defensive end Andre Carter and starting left guard Tony Bergstrom were the most notable casualties as the Raiders trimmed 22 players from their roster Saturday to reach the NFL minimum of 53.

Carter, a 13-year veteran whom the Raiders signed as a situational pass rusher, was struggling in that role in the preseason and was released. Bergstrom, who had what coach Dennis Allen called a "significant" foot injury, was placed on injured reserve, ending his season.

The makeup of the roster suggests there could be more transactions as the personnel department sifts through available free agents and checks the waiver wire.

As it stands, the Raiders are carrying two punters and four quarterbacks. Veteran punter Chris Kluwe and first-year player Marquette King remain on the roster, with the Raiders probably hoping to get a draft choice from a team strapped at that position.

At quarterback, the play of undrafted Matt McGloin out of Penn State earned him a roster spot, and the Raiders apparently were reluctant to waive fourth-round pick Tyler Wilson and get nothing in return. McGloin moved ahead of Wilson on the depth chart early in camp.

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