ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders made a series of moves Sunday that appear to have cemented former West Scranton and Penn State standout Matt McGloin’s spot on the team’s roster.
The Raiders have claimed guard Antonie McClain off waivers from Baltimore and defensive tackle Brian Sanford from Cleveland.
Both were to be added to the active roster, so Oakland released punter Chris Kluwe and waived quarterback Tyler Wilson to clear room on the 53-man roster heading into Week 1. Wilson was a fourth-round pick that McGloin beat out in the preseason.
In Buffalo, Bills quarterback EJ Manuel returned to practice Sunday after missing two weeks because of a left knee injury.
Manuel participated in warm-ups and individual drills during the portion of practice open to the media. He moved well and did not appear to show any effects from the injury. He was wearing a small brace on his left knee underneath his black spandex.
Manuel had been out since being hurt Aug. 16 in Buffalo’s second preseason game. He had what the team referred to as a “minor procedure” on the knee on Aug. 18.
New England welcomed back Rob Gronkowski, who is practicing again with the Patriots.
The star tight end took part in his first full-pads practice since undergoing back surgery in June. He also had three operations this year on the left forearm he broke last season.
Gronkowski participated with his teammates in drills during the 15 minutes in which reporters were allowed to observe on Sunday. The Patriots kept him on their 53-man roster instead of putting him on the physically unable to perform list. That would have required him to miss the first six games of the regular season.