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Brisiel’s contract restructured

The Raiders are approximately $1.5 million under the salary cap as of now. They got there, in large part, because right guard Mike Brisiel agreed to a restructured contract.
Brisiel’s base salary for 2013 dropped from $4.35 million to $1.35 million as part of the new deal. Brisiel signed with the Raiders last offseason.
He is slated to earn $3.85 million in base salary in 2014, ’15 and ’16. There’s still work to do for general manager Reggie McKenzie between now and the start of free agency, which begins Mar. 12.
However, getting Brisiel on board with a cap-friendly deal for 2013 is a nice start. Now McKenzie can go after other sizable contracts such as those of quarterback Carson Palmer, wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey and defensive tackle Tommy Kelly in an attempt to free up more cap room.

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  • mcfadden20.

    severeraiderz Says:
    March 4th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Drops are no excuse for losing. Every qb has had to deal with them and will continue to have to deal with. As our great owner would say, “get ovah it”


    Why do you wanna get ova it? one of our starter specializes in dropped passes, and the other guy (MOORE) is afraid to catch anything in the middle, what do you mean get ovah it, great receivers make great plays, but we didn’t had none of that, n also no run threat when we were inside the 10

  • edward teach

    390.KoolKell Says:
    March 4th, 2013 at 8:44 pm
    There’s a lot of specious comparisons made around here instead of wins and losses.

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    That’s because some of us realize that Reggie is overhauling the organization and bringing it out of the dark ages.

    Some of us also realize that doing that requires a foundation, and that said foundation might take a little time. It involves, among other things, bringing in players that play and practice the way you want your players to. We also realize that the salary cap does indeed exist, and is relevant in today’s NFL, and that having your first pick in a particular draft be in the 90s is not ideal.

    So, we’re debating (I think) whether McKenzie has the right idea by attempting to right the financial ship and rebuild an organization that has clearly been floundering for a decade, and doing that without many resources his first year; whether he is right to want his own kind of player or not.

    I don’t think we’re debating the players he cut or allowed to leave in free agency. He had to let certain players go. I don’t think that’s debatable if you understand the cap and the changes to it under the new CBA. I think it’s just about the kids Al drafted vs. the kids Reggie drafted.

  • mcfadden20.

    Priesttj12 Says:
    March 4th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    DJ Johnny Says:
    March 4th, 2013 at 8:41 pm
    Yeah, I don’t see where Reggie failed in any of his cuts.

    Routt, Bartell, DVD,…nobody that Reggie let slip away tore it up with another team. Heck, even Wimbley didn’t do much with Tennessee and Bush is seen by most in Chicago as a disappointment.

    I’d say Reggie got 4 stars in that regard.
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    What the hell does that have to do with what they would’ve done here?

    This is IMO a common mistake most people make. What a player does for team A has zero to do with that player would’ve done for team B. Different system different teammates different atmosphere.

    Mike Bush would’ve made a huge difference here in our overall run production. We had zero pass rush off the edge. Those same players maybe come here and make all the difference in the world.

    To say they wouldn’t, all you have to do is look at what happened without them……….period

    =—
    We couldn’t afford to keep our best pass rusher, and you think we could have afforded a rb who wanted starter type of money?

  • mcfadden20.

    back up rb

  • Al_is_theraiders

    reggie is an idiot…

  • mcfadden20.

    Players who talk too much never win a championship, Randy Moss 0-2, TO 0-1, now Darrel Revis is saying he’s not respected by the Jets, and want to be traded to the whiners, i hope they do trade him , that will eff up their chemistry

  • Priesttj12

    edward teach Says:
    March 4th, 2013 at 9:02 pm
    390.KoolKell Says:
    March 4th, 2013 at 8:44 pm
    There’s a lot of specious comparisons made around here instead of wins and losses.

    ********************************************************

    That’s because some of us realize that Reggie is overhauling the organization and bringing it out of the dark ages.

    Some of us also realize that doing that requires a foundation, and that said foundation might take a little time. It involves, among other things, bringing in players that play and practice the way you want your players to. We also realize that the salary cap does indeed exist, and is relevant in today’s NFL, and that having your first pick in a particular draft be in the 90s is not ideal.

    So, we’re debating (I think) whether McKenzie has the right idea by attempting to right the financial ship and rebuild an organization that has clearly been floundering for a decade, and doing that without many resources his first year; whether he is right to want his own kind of player or not.

    I don’t think we’re debating the players he cut or allowed to leave in free agency. He had to let certain players go. I don’t think that’s debatable if you understand the cap and the changes to it under the new CBA. I think it’s just about the kids Al drafted vs. the kids Reggie drafted.
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    So ET you assume the players Reggie drafts will always be better players than any player Al could draft right?

    You think Reggie will ignore the HWS players and get greta players right?

    I say you assume a lot. This league is a talent first league and then everything else comes into play. Al Davis knew if a player could do something once he could do it twice. It was up to the coaches to bring it out of him. For you guys who seem to KNOW Reggie will get us all these great players. You might want to let him prove it first.

    I see the players he drafts and to tell you the truth I don’t see a whole lot of difference with a few exceptions. There are only soo many bench marks you cna go on and we have always used those. So unless Your boy Reggie knows something no one else does. You just might want to wait and see……….just saying!

  • severeraiderz

    Mcfadden 20

    Im getting tired of this “year younger” BS. Seymour was the same unproductive player that got by on name recognition. Kelly wasn’t much less effective last year as the year before last. If wimbley was so vital to our pass rush why cut the dude? His contract was no more out of wack than Palmers is. We improved at LB, Dez had a solid year, and Houston had a breakout year so the give and take was even. You admit that Hue’s offense carried a weak defense to an 8-8 record, I see. Took long enough

  • edward teach

    So ET you assume the players Reggie drafts will always be better players than any player Al could draft right?

    You think Reggie will ignore the HWS players and get greta players right?

    I say you assume a lot. This league is a talent first league and then everything else comes into play. Al Davis knew if a player could do something once he could do it twice. It was up to the coaches to bring it out of him. For you guys who seem to KNOW Reggie will get us all these great players. You might want to let him prove it first.

    I see the players he drafts and to tell you the truth I don’t see a whole lot of difference with a few exceptions. There are only soo many bench marks you cna go on and we have always used those. So unless Your boy Reggie knows something no one else does. You just might want to wait and see……….just saying!

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    You’re putting words in my mouth, sir. I said nothing about his being better or worse than Al. What I said was that he should have the right to evaluate players based on his own criteria, and make changes where he feels he needs to.

    That’s his job. I’m just saying he should be allowed to do it.

    I do think he’s going to do good things in Oakland, but that’s beside the point.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    #407, I agree with ya Priest. Streater was his best rookie and that is a total Al pick. The biggest problem wih our picks were the constant coaching changes. From 63-94 we kept the same philosophy, minus the Rat, and we had what? a handful of losing seasons. Funny that guys like McGlockton, A. Smith became completely different players once Shell left. That was our mistake more so than picking players, IMO, was constantly changing systems. Now Reggie has done the same thing, scrapped the ZBS and going back to a power scheme, with new coaches. I hope it works, but Bergstrom seems like he will be worthless. Burris missed just as many tackles as Napolean Harris ever did. So far, contrary to what the Chubby Checker apologists say, it’s not promising…but I’m willing to see what he can do this year.

  • DJ Johnny

    mcfadden20. Says:
    March 4th, 2013 at 8:57 pm
    DJ Johnny, i don’t know about the exact # of Tds our team dropped but i can def tell you there were more than 7 times, which led to Fg’s instead

    Yeah, I think there were more than 4 or 5 for sure I just can’t remember the circumstances.

  • DJ Johnny

    Sevenraiderz, Oh yeah…i’m not saying give Reggie a free pass for everything by any means. He SHOULD have dropped Seymour as u mentioned for one example and I don’t even give him a pass for being a “rookie’ gm when out of the 7 brand new, never before been, GM’s in the league last yr Reggie had the biggest drop. In fact only one other “rookie” finished worse than what he inherited.

    That being said, he was hamstrung in many ways and this yr….is the yr. he needs to show some progress…imo.

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