Required to trim their roster from 80 players to 60 by 1 p.m. today, the Raiders cut eight players, none of whom figured to stay.
The Raiders also put running back Greg Robinson, who is still recovering from off-season knee surgery, on the injured reserve/physically unable to perform list. That means that Robinson, who was not expected back until midseason at the earliest, cannot play for the first six weeks of the season. Had he been hurt after reporting to training camp, a transfer to injured reserve would have prevented Robinson from playing all season.
Wide receiver Mike Alexander was released, meaning he can sign with any other team. Put on waivers were quarterback Cree Morris, running back Wes Bender, defensive linemen Tim Rother and Akili Calhoun, linebacker Keith Franklin, wide receiver Joe Kralik and offensive lineman Quentin Neujahr.
Eleven more cuts will be made today.
Kicker Jeff Jaeger, who tied an NFL record last season with 35 field goals, has maintained his accuracy in the exhibition season, making seven of eight attempts in four games. . . . Neither defensive lineman Chester McGlockton nor defensive back Lionel Washington practiced Monday, McGlockton because of a bruised leg and Washington because of a hamstring problem. Because Saturday's exhibition finale against the Houston Oilers at Houston is on artificial turf, a surface that worries coaches under the best of circumstances, McGlockton and Washington can expect to be used minimally, if at all, on Saturday.