Raiders continue the purge; Harris and Griffith gone

The Oakland Raiders continued to purge their roster of undesirable contracts on Monday when they released tackle Kwame Harris and fullback Justin Griffith. Cutting both players cleared $8.3 million in cap space. Harris, 26, signed a three-year $14 million deal last off-season and was given the starting left tackle spot in 2008. As the season wound down, his woes in pass protection and undisciplined play led to his demotion and...

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Raiders release Curry, Edwards & Wilson

The Oakland Raiders cleared salary cap space on Friday with the release of wide receiver Ronald Curry, defensive end Kalimba Edwards and safety Gibril Wilson. After signing Nnamdi Asomugha to the richest deal ever for a defensive back and retaining Shane Lechler for four more years with a contract that was dubbed “the greatest ever awarded to a punter in the history of the National Football League,” Oakland needed some relief in order...

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Asomugha lands richest contract for DB

A day after agreeing to a four year deal with Pro Bowl punter Shane Lechler, the Oakland Raiders rewarded their other stand out player with the richest contract ever paid to a defensive back in league history. Many reports indicate that Nnamdi Asomugha has inked a three-year deal worth $45.3 million with $28.5 million in guarantees. Per a ESPN report, the deal features a provision in which the entire contract can be guaranteed if the...

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Raiders re-sign Lechler

Raiders.com is reporting the Raiders have re-signed All-Pro punter Shane Lechler to a four-year contract, dubbed “the greatest ever awarded to a punter in the history of the National Football League.” That’s only fair, as Lechler’s career average of 46.8 yards a punt makes him the greatest punter in the history of the NFL, even exceeding those of should-be-Hall-of-Famer Ray Guy. Lechler, a fifth-round draft...

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Curry and Harris could be cap casualties in Oakland

According to the NFL Network, the Oakland Raiders are ready to part ways with wide receiver Ronald Curry in a move that could save them up to $2.3 million in salary cap space. Curry, 29, had been one of the more dependable players on the roster in recent memory. But after posting 117 receptions in two prior seasons, the former 7th round pick struggled in 2008 with a meager 19 catches for 181 yards and 2 touchdowns. A turf toe injury,...

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