Oakland Raiders: Breaking down each member of the 10-man practice squad

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ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 17: Eric Saubert #85 of the Atlanta Falcons runs with a catch against the Kansas City Chiefs during a preseason game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on August 17, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Oakland Raiders (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) /

9. Eric Saubert, TE

The final of three newcomers to Oakland’s practice squad is 25-year-old tight end Eric Saubert. Out of all of the players on this list, Saubert has the most NFL experience having played in 30 games over the past two years.

Saubert was originally selected in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons — the team he would spend all of the last two seasons with. With Atlanta, Saubert would total just five catches but play in 30 of 32 possible games.

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The New England Patriots actually traded a conditional seventh-round pick for him earlier last month but he was ultimately released as a part of final roster cuts.

The Drake product will be extra insurance in case one of the Raiders’ three tight end goes down with an injury.

10. Anthony Rush, DT

The last player signed to the Raiders practice squad is perhaps one of the most notable — at least amongst the online Raiders community.

Undrafted rookie Anthony Rush put together quite the preseason after being signed back on August 1st. The 6-foot-4, 340-pounder was a final candidate for the 53-man roster but was narrowly beaten out by his adversaries.

Rush impressed quite a bit in the summer, to the point where many even thought that the team might (and should have) cut tenured veteran Justin Ellis in his place. Nonetheless, Rush was waived and he somehow made it through waivers unclaimed.

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There’s a good chance that we see Rush at some point this season and after his impressive preseason, it’s hard not to get excited about his future.