ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have brought back safety Taylor Mays and defensive lineman C.J. Wilson less than two weeks after they were cut.

Safety Nate Allen was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return and tight end Gabe Holmes was waived Tuesday to make room on the 53-man roster. Allen will miss at least six weeks with a knee injury. He is eligible to practice Oct. 27 and can return to the field to play Jacksonville on Nov. 15.

The Raiders were in need at help at safety after starters Allen and Charles Woodson got hurt Sunday. Woodson dislocated a shoulder and is also expected to miss time.

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Defensive tackle Justin Ellis also injured an ankle.

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