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Raiders cut Carlisle, Henderson

Starting right guard Cooper Carlisle and defensive tackle John Henderson were cut by the Raiders Wednesday, with Henderson failing his physical.

Carlisle, a starter for the past four years, was due $3.3 million in salary and his release saves a reported $2.1 million against the salary cap. Henderson was due $4 million in salary.

The Raiders could move to bring back Carlisle at some point, given his experience with the zone blocking system which will be re-introduced this season under offensive coordinator Greg Knapp and line coach Frank Pollack.

The moves give the Raiders maneuverability should they attempt to sign free agents. Oakland’s room under the $120.6 million salary cap was an NFL low $636,000 at one point according to ESPN, although those figures remain fluid as contracts are jettisoned or restructured.

In other news, unrestricted free agent running back Michael Bush has reportedly lined up visits with the Cincinnati Bengals and Chicago Bears.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Marks hair

    444. Your right.. But I would love the feeling of seeing super mario heads to oakland flash across my screen.. It would be my first jersey purchase in a few yrs.

  • bcz24

    Les did crazy sh1t like simulating broken limbs and disabling himself in the freezing cold, holding 12 cameras on his own. Bear had a crew following him the whole time.

  • Dakota

    New post ladies.

  • alex7

    Not worried about O-line. If your system and RB are solid, you can plug in no-names and succeed (see Texans, Ravens, Titans, Broncos last 7 years).

    We’ll find some 5th rounders and FAs to plug in next to All-Pro talents Veldheer and Wiz.

    Plenty of big tough kids in college that can come in and fit a solid system.

  • Marks hair

    Dennis.. My initial statement was that howard was only staying long enough to become a fa.. And that this is his farewell tour.. How do you not understand?

  • Silverandblack666

    Dolphins keep Paul Soliai on two-year deal.

    Man I wanted this guy!!!

    CRAP!!!

  • rob_raider

    well, bush wanted to be a starter. uh. cincy? cedric benson. uh. chicago? matt forte. well, i guess he’ll make a nice #2 change of pace/backup. oh wait that’s what he was in oakland.

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