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Brisiel’s contract restructured

By Steve Corkran
Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 2:25 pm in Oakland Raiders.

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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  • edward teach

    Bergstrom was a tackle in college. Maybe they feel better keeping him there. Don’t know why they cut Barksdale. Maybe he sucked, which is why most players get cut.

    As far as Briesel goes, I doubt anyone in the NFL would consider a guy that played with a hairline fracture in his leg to be damaged goods, especially with no other injury history to speak of.

  • DJ Johnny

    Thx Sevenradierz. So that’s how it can be done.Vick and the Eagles reached an amicable deal since Vick wanted to stay..and it may have been the best deal he was gonna get anyway.

    If I were in Palmers shoes and I wanted one last shot at redemption I would say “fine…cut it in half but I would like a # 1 stud receiver to throw to so I at least have a legit shot of doing something to help this team win”.

    Let’s face it. It doesn’t matter how much of a Palmer cultist I am, I recognize that if he has a bad yr. in 2013 it could very well be his last chance in the league. At his age, if he’s perceived as a guy who can’t win with decent weapons at his disposal…and let’s say an average to below average defense…then he’s toast and I don’t see another team starting him in 2014.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Bergstrom was garbage in Carolina. I understand why they want to let THEIR young guys get a chance to develop, but cutting 2nd year players in DVD & barkdsale and replacing them with guys 30+ and over is competely arrogant IMO.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Quick question, why does Barksdale get cut and we hang onto the mormon?

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

    Simple answer.

    Barksdale blew off the OTA’s last year. Not the best first impression to your new boss.

  • severeraiderz

    Dj johnny

    Ur welcome. The only person that would want Palmer back is Allen and that’s because he knows he needs a respectable record to keep his job, especially with coach Spo already on staff. I think he should be cut, not for performance, but because it makes the most sense for the org.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Bergstrom will be your starting RT next year, week 1, ready or not.

    First draft choice of Reggie’s GM career. Sink or swim time for Tony.

  • edward teach

    353.The_Civilian_James_Trapp Says:
    March 4th, 2013 at 8:00 pm
    Bergstrom was garbage in Carolina. I understand why they want to let THEIR young guys get a chance to develop, but cutting 2nd year players in DVD & barkdsale and replacing them with guys 30+ and over is competely arrogant IMO.

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

    Bergstrom never played for Carolina. He was drafted by McKenzie, and played his college football at Utah.

    Evidently the staff saw something they didn’t like about DVD and Barksdale, and they were released. Happens all the time in the NFL. Not sure why you’re upset about it. Neither player has done anything of note since leaving Oakland.

  • ottocrat

    Greetings from Tokyo, Japan. I’m a long way from my apt. by Lake Merrit. (Ain’t technology grand). Cut DHBust! That is all.

  • ian85

    Well we will now after this season if Briesel is a keeper or not hopefully he has a bounce back year

  • ian85

    know*

  • Priesttj12

    The_Civilian_James_Trapp Says:
    March 4th, 2013 at 8:00 pm
    Bergstrom was garbage in Carolina. I understand why they want to let THEIR young guys get a chance to develop, but cutting 2nd year players in DVD & barkdsale and replacing them with guys 30+ and over is competely arrogant IMO.
    *******************************
    Completely agree, you don’t just cut thos e kids when you don’t know if they can play. Reggie did a lot of stupid things last year. He’s professing that he has learned his lesson blaming it on rookie-itis. Well I can buy that one time everybody deserves a second chance but I don’t want to see that crap again. He cost a ton and it showed on the record nice to see he humbled himself enough to see his transgressions. So we’ll see what happens.

  • ian85

    Edward Teach Says:
    March 4th, 2013 at 8:05 pm
    353.The_Civilian_James_Trapp Says:
    March 4th, 2013 at 8:00 pm
    Bergstrom was garbage in Carolina. I understand why they want to let THEIR young guys get a chance to develop, but cutting 2nd year players in DVD & barkdsale and replacing them with guys 30+ and over is competely arrogant IMO.

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

    Bergstrom never played for Carolina. He was drafted by McKenzie, and played his college football at Utah.

    Evidently the staff saw something they didn’t like about DVD and Barksdale, and they were released. Happens all the time in the NFL. Not sure why you’re upset about it. Neither player has done anything of note since leaving Oakland.
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    I think he was talking about when we played the panthers this year and Bergstrom played alittle

  • edward teach

    361.Priesttj12 Says:
    March 4th, 2013 at 8:08 pm
    The_Civilian_James_Trapp Says:
    March 4th, 2013 at 8:00 pm
    Bergstrom was garbage in Carolina. I understand why they want to let THEIR young guys get a chance to develop, but cutting 2nd year players in DVD & barkdsale and replacing them with guys 30+ and over is competely arrogant IMO.
    *******************************
    Completely agree, you don’t just cut thos e kids when you don’t know if they can play. Reggie did a lot of stupid things last year. He’s professing that he has learned his lesson blaming it on rookie-itis. Well I can buy that one time everybody deserves a second chance but I don’t want to see that crap again. He cost a ton and it showed on the record nice to see he humbled himself enough to see his transgressions. So we’ll see what happens.

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

    You say that “it showed on the record”.

    How so?

  • Just Fire Baby

    Barksdale went to STL, played one good half of football, two horrendous halfs, and then got hurt for the year.

    Reinforced cutting him in my eyes.

  • Just Fire Baby

    People make way too much out of the ZBS/Power-blocking thing.

    Baltimore switched to the ZBS this year, didn’t really change much of their O-line, and seemed just fine to me.

  • Priesttj12

    edward teach Says:
    March 4th, 2013 at 8:11 pm
    361.Priesttj12 Says:
    March 4th, 2013 at 8:08 pm
    The_Civilian_James_Trapp Says:
    March 4th, 2013 at 8:00 pm
    Bergstrom was garbage in Carolina. I understand why they want to let THEIR young guys get a chance to develop, but cutting 2nd year players in DVD & barkdsale and replacing them with guys 30+ and over is competely arrogant IMO.
    *******************************
    Completely agree, you don’t just cut thos e kids when you don’t know if they can play. Reggie did a lot of stupid things last year. He’s professing that he has learned his lesson blaming it on rookie-itis. Well I can buy that one time everybody deserves a second chance but I don’t want to see that crap again. He cost a ton and it showed on the record nice to see he humbled himself enough to see his transgressions. So we’ll see what happens.

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

    You say that “it showed on the record”.

    How so?
    *****************************
    Teach, Isn’t it obvious? You don’t get rid of an entire secondary your chain mover and edgerusher. Have zero replacements worth a damn and it doesn’t cost you games. He thought just because he came from the “Green Bay Packers” he knew it all. It showed he didn’t know much at all beyond scouting college talent. Hell I can do that…

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Johnny please for the love of god stop it.

    Vick wasn’t “cut” he was restructured. Vick likes Kelly’s offense & Kelly likes Vicks game so they worked out a deal. Period

    Your ridiculous take about Palmer agreeing “if they get a stud wr” is just sappy.

    Listen kid Palmer is in no position to make any demands, he will get a take it or leave it offer based on his 8-16 record & ghastly 37 turnover in silver & black.

    Face it Johnny he is a bust the biggest trade bust in nfl history

  • severeraiderz

    Jfb

    So you are basing his worth on one game of football with a new team, most likely a new system, at a position where chemistry and being on the same page is most vital?

  • severeraiderz

    Mistic

    That’s not johnny that is my comment and his previous contract was terminated (the cut part) and he signed a 1 year deal. That’s a fact

  • Just Fire Baby

    So you are basing his worth on one game of football with a new team, most likely a new system, at a position where chemistry and being on the same page is most vital?

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

    Jared Veldheer seemed just fine the beginning of his career.

    Either you can play or you can’t. Barksdale was awful in the preseason his rookie year, blew off OTA’s his second season and then went and crapped the bed with his new team.

    Pretty obvious he is not an NFL starter, mentally or physically.

  • realtruraider

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    March 4th, 2013 at 8:15 pm
    People make way too much out of the ZBS/Power-blocking thing.

    Baltimore switched to the ZBS this year, didn’t really change much of their O-line, and seemed just fine to me.

    ——————————————————-

    Really? Aren’t you the one that said the Ravens Oline sucked for most of the year?

  • severeraiderz

    Jfb

    Do u realize how many sacks JV gave up his first 2 years. Also Barks was drafted during a lockout, limiting contact with coaches his rookie year

  • Just Fire Baby

    Their LT sucked, but he wasn’t very good the year before either.

    Their interior O-line is awesome, and was in both the PBS in 2011 and ZBS in 2012.

    Either you can block or not.

  • Just Fire Baby

    If Al Davis drafted Bergstrom and Reggie Barksdale, people’s opinions on both would be vice versa, IMO.

    What’s the difference between the two? Both mid round picks, who struggled their rookie year.

    Only, I doubt Bergstrom will no-show for OTA’s this year.

  • Priesttj12

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    March 4th, 2013 at 8:21 pm
    So you are basing his worth on one game of football with a new team, most likely a new system, at a position where chemistry and being on the same page is most vital?

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

    Jared Veldheer seemed just fine the beginning of his career.

    Either you can play or you can’t. Barksdale was awful in the preseason his rookie year, blew off OTA’s his second season and then went and crapped the bed with his new team.

    Pretty obvious he is not an NFL starter, mentally or physically.
    ***********************************
    This is your problem man, you thunk if a young player gets cut and goes to another team. If he doesn’t start and go to the pro-bowl it proves the original team did the right thing.

    Truth be told it proves absolutely nothing often times young players go to other teams and take time learning their system and developing further. It could take 2 years before they play well especially when they are very young players. Not being productive early says nothing about what they will ultimately become.

    It is a common mistake a lot of you guys make in here. You assume way to much based a early results. he could eventually go to the pro-bowl with that team………who knows? players take time to start producing in many cases.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Most guys think you draft a Kid and he is the finished product. UMMM noo. Its only begining when you draft someone. I dont care if they have all the production in the world coming into nfl.

    U HAVE TO COACH THE KID UP and continue to develop him. TOP NOTCH COACHING is key.

  • Just Fire Baby

    This is your problem man, you thunk if a young player gets cut and goes to another team. If he doesn’t start and go to the pro-bowl it proves the original team did the right thing.

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

    Sounds exactly like your arguement for Michael Bush yesterday

  • edward teach

    366.Priesttj12 Says:
    March 4th, 2013 at 8:17 pm
    edward teach Says:
    March 4th, 2013 at 8:11 pm
    361.Priesttj12 Says:
    March 4th, 2013 at 8:08 pm
    The_Civilian_James_Trapp Says:
    March 4th, 2013 at 8:00 pm
    Bergstrom was garbage in Carolina. I understand why they want to let THEIR young guys get a chance to develop, but cutting 2nd year players in DVD & barkdsale and replacing them with guys 30+ and over is competely arrogant IMO.
    *******************************
    Completely agree, you don’t just cut thos e kids when you don’t know if they can play. Reggie did a lot of stupid things last year. He’s professing that he has learned his lesson blaming it on rookie-itis. Well I can buy that one time everybody deserves a second chance but I don’t want to see that crap again. He cost a ton and it showed on the record nice to see he humbled himself enough to see his transgressions. So we’ll see what happens.

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

    You say that “it showed on the record”.

    How so?
    *****************************
    Teach, Isn’t it obvious? You don’t get rid of an entire secondary your chain mover and edgerusher. Have zero replacements worth a damn and it doesn’t cost you games. He thought just because he came from the “Green Bay Packers” he knew it all. It showed he didn’t know much at all beyond scouting college talent. Hell I can do that…

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

    I misunderstood you. I thought you were saying that he made mistakes with the young players he didn”t draft and that it cost us games.

  • severeraiderz

    Jfb

    No, most people just don’t feel that a guy that was able to lock down the LT spot at one of the premier schools in the SEC should have been cut so quickly. People were excited about that NT that was made an example out of before he was cut and few batted an eye at the decision.

  • Just Fire Baby

    U HAVE TO COACH THE KID UP and continue to develop him.

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

    The kid has to show up to work.

    Barksdale was one of the only guys not to show up to OTA’s.

  • Priesttj12

    I think Barksdale will be a player eventually when you get cut at that young age it affects what you think of yourself. It could take him a year to pull himself together before he developes.

  • mcfadden20.

    Oline and D-line is easier to coach , but especially in 1 area, when wauffle was here, we were better rushing the QB, with our current DL COACH we were better against Run, except a few games, with Wylie we were one of the best running teams, our pass blocking was okay, with Pollack we were one of the worst run blocking team, our pass blocking was better than run blocking, but to well in both areas you need some players who can do it in different ways, NYG wouldn’t have beaten Pats without Strahan , tuck and osi and others, Dline putting pressure is as important, Baltimore wouldn’t have done it without Oher, Mckinney, and Birk, former top picks, we have top 10 Oline coach but we also need a few guys on the Oline who specialize in pass protecting , especially at RT, we also need a few guys along the Dline who specialize in rushing the passer, Shaughnessy and Houston aren’t naturally pass rushers, n you can’t count on 30 something old Kelly and Seymours to sack QB either, you also need a smart guy at MLB

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Perhaps I stand corrected but I haven’t seen that language used anywhere I have seen it reported that he restructured though

  • Just Fire Baby

    Barksdale = Kwame Harris 2.0

  • DJ Johnny

    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.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Barksdale also got called out during the Senior Bowl for faking an injury after getting his azz handed to him the first few days of practice.

    While Mayock was grilling him during the game, they panned to him and I think he was sleeping on the bench with a towel over his head.

    No passion for football.

  • mcfadden20.

    Bergstrom was a 3rd round conditional pick which means mid 90s pick, n he was coached by a bad OC and Bad Oline guy, and success rate for 3rd picks is like 35% and you guys want MD to oust RM because he failed on early 4th rd pick

  • DJ Johnny

    …add Boss and Bruce Campbell to my little list.

  • severeraiderz

    Mistic

    He was owed 15.5 mil they agreed to void that deal and sign a new 3 year deal with the final years voiding this summer, making it a 1 year deal. Vick signed that deal knowing he would be cut if he lost the job to Foles or any other qb Philly decided to bring in. I’ve only seen it referred to as him being re-signed. I was happy when it happened cuz I want him to ball out with Kelly and hopefully earn one last fat contract

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    There’s a lot of specious comparisons made around here instead of wins and losses.

  • mcfadden20.

    Small plays change how the game goes, there were like 15 dropped TDs by our receivers this year, and there were 100 instances our Ds couldn’t get to qb in less than 10 seconds, there were 30 instances our Special teams effed up

  • DJ Johnny

    I’d like to Vick be good enough to beat Dallas two times next yr. but that’s about all the success i’m prepared to wish for the Vick meister.

  • mcfadden20.

    eff Dallas

  • DJ Johnny

    Vick ‘vapo rubs’ me the wrong way. I’m here all week.

  • DJ Johnny

    McFadden. Someone had posted that we had 13 td passes dropped and all we could come up with was like 4 or 5 that anyone remembers.

    Can u add to this list?

    -The Myers ‘doink’ against N.O
    -Dmac at Miami
    -DHB when he was leveled vs. Pitt
    …I can’t remmeber the rest, but it seems like we came up with 4 or 5.

  • severeraiderz

    Dj Johnny

    If the players that were cut were so mediocre then why the drastic drop in production on BOTH sides of the ball. Remember you can’t say no pass rush because RM and DA made the decision to cut our best pass rusher. You can’t say bad corner play, because RM and DA decided to cut our top corner and sign Mr. Glass. Not saying these guys shoulda been kept, but how can u justify cutting them and bringing back Seymour? I’ll give RM a pass this year because he had a lot to due in terms of modernizing the analog organization.

  • mcfadden20.

    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

  • severeraiderz

    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”

  • Priesttj12

    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.
    **********************************
    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

  • mcfadden20.

    severeraiderz Says:
    March 4th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Dj Johnny

    If the players that were cut were so mediocre then why the drastic drop in production on BOTH sides of the ball. Remember you can’t say no pass rush because RM and DA made the decision to cut our best pass rusher. You can’t say bad corner play, because RM and DA decided to cut our top corner and sign Mr. Glass. Not saying these guys shoulda been kept, but how can u justify cutting them and bringing back Seymour? I’ll give RM a pass this year because he had a lot to due in terms of modernizing the analog organization.

    The reason why we were 8-8 in 10 and 11 were because of Mcfadden and PBS, our D sucked then and sucked now, but Mcfadden and PBS controlled the game, and we had an above average QB in a while, n plus our pass rush was little bit better, year younger Kelly and seymour and Wimbley made a lot of difference