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Redskins, Jets, Raiders carrying four QBs on roster

We saw an interesting little trend as NFL teams completed 53-man roster cutdowns Saturday.

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Teams had until 6 p.m. ET on Saturday to reduce their rosters to a maximum of 53 players. Who was cut?

The Washington Redskins, New York Jets and Oakland Raiders have opted to carry four quarterbacks.

The Redskins will hold onto Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins, Pat White and Rex Grossman. White is a nice comeback story who gives the Redskins a serviceable Michael Vick doppelgänger as they prepare for their Week 1 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. It will be interesting to see if White sticks around beyond next Monday.

The Jets opted to keep both Matt Simms and Graham Harrell behind rookie Geno Smith and Mark Sanchez. This probably ties back to the uncertainty surrounding Sanchez, who might be dealing with a multi-week shoulder injury. The team cut Greg McElroy, who has a knee injury.

As for the Raiders, they're in line to enter the season with Terrelle Pryor, Matt Flynn and rookies Matt McGloin and Tyler Wilson on their roster. Wilson stuck around despite a dreadful summer in which he fell out of contention for the starting job. His status as a 2013 fourth-round draft pick is the only thing that saved his bacon.

From a pure speculation standpoint, you wonder if Oakland will shop Flynn, who (once again) appears to have been denied entrance into the Starting QB Club.

A Flynn reunion with Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay makes almost too much sense. The Packers need a quarterback after ending their Vince Young experiment. Flynn's mystery arm ailment could be a fly in the ointment, of course.

UPDATE: It didn't take long for the Raiders to exit the four-QB club. ProFootballTalk reported Sunday that Oakland has cut Wilson, leaving the team with Pryor, Flynn and McGloin.

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