Raiders make moves to free up salary cap money
Mar09

Raiders make moves to free up salary cap money

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has continued to make moves in order to give the franchise some salary cap room. The Raiders announced the restructuring of safety Michael Huff, defensive tackle Richard Seymour and quarterback Carson Palmer’s contracts in order to help get under the salary cap number prior to the March 13 deadline. Palmer, who was due to earn $12.5 million in base salary next season, is now set to earn...

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Raiders must work to shore up secondary
Mar03

Raiders must work to shore up secondary

The Oakland Raiders are now thin at the cornerback position with the departure of number one cornerback Stanford Routt. Routt was released by new Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie on Feb. 9 and has since signed with the Raiders’ divisional rival Kansas City Chiefs. Routt’s departure leaves only the following cornerbacks on the Raiders roster: Chris Johnson, Terrail Lambert, Bryan McCann, Lito Sheppard, Curtis Taylor, Brandon...

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What’s next for the Oakland Raiders?
Mar02

What’s next for the Oakland Raiders?

Stanford Routt has been cut. Tyvon Branch has been given the franchise tag. Now, everyone awaits the Oakland Raiders’ next move as they try to get under the salary cap before the start of free agency. It’s likely to be either the restructuring or dismissal of Kamerion Wimbley. The linebacker has a reported  $6.5 million guaranteed coming in 2012. A sum of $4.5 million could be saved against the cap if he’s gone by March 17. Another...

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Raiders: Who could be chopped next? (Part 2, the defense & special teams)

Here’s a look at which Oakland Raiders could be chopped this off-season – part two. Part one featured the offense; in this edition we look at the defense and special teams. DEFENSE Aaron Curry, LB The final year of his contract will pay him $5.7 million. Curry actually played well for the Raiders after the mid-season trade and appeared to be rejuvenated. With free agency looming, Oakland could be the beneficiary of a big season...

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With Dennis Allen on board, these Raiders are on notice

The Oakland Raiders hired Dennis Allen on Tuesday evening. His prowess as a defensive minded coach was one of the major reasons why Reggie McKenzie selected him. Especially after a 2011 season in which Oakland’s defensive unit faltered in many vital spots and was a major reason as to why they did not reach the playoffs. Here’s a look at a few players to watch now that the Silver & Black have themselves a new head man: Rolando...

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