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All 17 Raiders UFAs free to seek deals

As the new league year started at 1 p.m., all 17 of the Raiders unrestricted free agents hit the open market.

Most notably, that includes linebacker Philip Wheeler, defensive tackle Desmond Bryant and tight end Brandon Myers, all of whom enjoyed productive seasons on a 4-12 team in 2012.

Others free to sign with the highest bidder include starting right tackle Khalif Barnes and left guard Cooper Carlisle, defensive end Andre Carter, linebacker Omar Gaither, safety Matt Giordano, running back Mike Goodson, wide receiver Derek hagan, cornerback Joselio Hanson, punter Shane Lechler, quarterback Matt Leinart, safety Mike Mitchell, defensive tackle Richard Seymour, defensive end Matt Shaughnessy and cornerback Shawntae Spencer.

Some could still return after they test the market and compare it with what they could get in Oakland.

The Raiders have made no announcements regarding players who have been released, with middle linebacker Rolando McClain heading the list.

Given that the Raiders are already $8 million under the salary cap, players with large contracts such as quarterback Carson Palmer ($13 million salary, $15 million cap number, Tommy Kelly ($6.5 million salary, $9.4 million cap number) and wide receiver Darrius Heyward Bey ($7.7 million salary, $10.6 million cap number) can be dealt with when the Raiders need room to sign more players.

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  • inonewordraider

    Adam Schefter‏@AdamSchefter

    Browns reached agreement in principle on a five-year deal with Paul Kruger.

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  • inonewordraider

    12 mil a year for wallace

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    soo since they were 8 million under a week ago they are many many millions under now that they no longer have on contract 17 players. if carrot top can wheel and deal…

  • ian85

    Delanie Walker to Titans

  • hwnrdr

    Kaluka Maiava, nephew of Dwayne Johnson scheduled to visit with The Raiders!

  • to the posts

    Jerry really missed the mark in not pointing this out.. but is still the best (beat writer)

  • Dakota

    53.to the posts Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:42 pm
    soo since they were 8 million under a week ago they are many many millions under now that they no longer have on contract 17 players. if carrot top can wheel and deal…

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    That is not how it works…..those players were already off the books as free agents and we were $8 million under, or whatever.

  • hwnrdr

    WOW…Percy Harvin failed his physical! Still a Viking for now!

  • saladfingerz

    Reggie Bush to the Raids>?

  • DMAC

    hwnrdr Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Kaluka Maiava, nephew of Dwayne Johnson scheduled to visit with The Raiders!
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    Sign em’
    Then bring out the Rock to light the torch

  • mcskinnnylegs

    Albert Breer‏@AlbertBreer

    Browns LB Kaluka Maiava on his way to visit the Raiders.
    who?

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Kaluka Maiava, nephew of Dwayne Johnson scheduled to visit with The Raiders!

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    U serious?? I f’n knew it. This kid was a stud at USC.. often overshadowed by CLay , and Rey Malugua and Cushing.. but this GUY HAS HEART

    Drafted 3rd round by BRowns.. he has been SOLID in ST..and LINEBACKER play.. WHen the browns played Raiders this year.. i saw that kid hustlin all over the place.. He doesnt back down from anyone.

    I said watch.. Raiders are gonna get this guy.. ITS A “REGGIE GUY” TEAM, TOUGH, and doesnt give a d who is in front of him

  • elraidmanhattan

    Everybody really needs to chill, kruger getting that much money is crazy future restructure. Reggie waiting for market to cool right now just sip your drinks and relax.

  • hwnrdr

    60.DMAC Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:45 pm
    hwnrdr Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Kaluka Maiava, nephew of Dwayne Johnson scheduled to visit with The Raiders!
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    Sign em’
    Then bring out the Rock to light the torch
    LOL

  • inonewordraider

    Jason La Canfora‏@JasonLaCanfora

    Would be very surprised if Ricky Jean Francois left his visit with the Eagles without a new deal

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  • dvrck

    R8ER MIKE Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:32 pm
    TAIDERS won’t get any free agents and will lose all of our own.Last place again!

  • Dakota

    M. Bennett, TE goinf to Chicago……strike two on TE targets.

  • hwnrdr

    62.RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:45 pm
    Kaluka Maiava, nephew of Dwayne Johnson scheduled to visit with The Raiders!

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    U serious?? I f’n knew it. This kid was a stud at USC.. often overshadowed by CLay , and Rey Malugua and Cushing.. but this GUY HAS HEART

    Drafted 3rd round by BRowns.. he has been SOLID in ST..and LINEBACKER play.. WHen the browns played Raiders this year.. i saw that kid hustlin all over the place.. He doesnt back down from anyone.

    I said watch.. Raiders are gonna get this guy.. ITS A “REGGIE GUY” TEAM, TOUGH, and doesnt give a d who is in front of him

    Good to know!

  • dvrck

    DMAC Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    RAIDERS SUCK! No one coming here.

  • elraidmanhattan

    Good move i like Maiava guy flies around the field

  • inonewordraider

    Adam Schefter‏@AdamSchefter

    Former Giants tight end Martellus Bennett reached agreement with Bears on a four-year deal.

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  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    BREAKING WR Wallace agrees to deal Dolphins 5-year/$65M contract via

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    IBN alreayd posted that on SATURDAY.. didnt know it was 65.. but said 5yr 60 million dollars.

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    if that’s the case see ya’ll a year from now… can’t replace 17 expensive players with ones that average 500 thousand and win more than last year.. unless the coaches are that much better

  • ian85

    Dvrck Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:46 pm
    R8ER MIKE Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:32 pm
    TAIDERS won’t get any free agents and will lose all of our own.Last place again!
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    Exactly

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    not to mention the draft could eat up almost half of it

  • dvrck

    # Dakota Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    M. Bennett, TE goinf to Chicago……strike two on TE targets.I’m rooting for the Seahawks this year.

  • elraidmanhattan

    You guys stop don’t jump out the window, seriously you want the old days again with stupid signings not happening.

  • DMAC

    new post ladies

  • elraidmanhattan

    Omg all you guys stop moaning! Told you what the plan is

  • ian85

    Broncos just signed former Charger guard Louis Vasguez and now r about to sign Rodgers Cromartie

  • RaiderRockstar

    The Raiders still haven’t made any moves, though one or more likely will take place, perhaps as soon as today. Two moves expected are signing restricted free agent Phillip Adams, a cornerback, and releasing middle linebacker Rolando McClain.

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    whoop whoop!

  • dvrck

    # DMAC Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    new post ladies
    Lets talk about my Seahawks!!!

  • devilr8er

    Burris-Kaluka-and hopefully wheeler-not bad

  • dvrck

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    The Raiders still haven’t made any moves, but my Seahawks have.

  • dvrck

    # elraidmanhattan Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Omg all you guys stop moaning! Told you what the plan is
    we are rooting for the Seahawks this year!!

  • alzadoX

    if the Raiders are trying to renegotiate a contract with a player, if the player’s market value drops, the Raiders are in better negotiating position

    as far as the amount someone signs for with another team reducing cap hit for Raiders, where did you hear that?

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Generally speaking, free agents hold their highest value today. Price drops every day. One reason why McKenzie probably not making cuts yet.

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    if they were going to cut a player, wouldn’t they want to do it sooner then so they would get signed for more money and in turn there wuld be more cap relief for the raiders.

    this statement was based on something i heard in the way of when a someone is cut and signed somewhere else, the number they were signed for is taken away from what the team that cut them owes to the player.

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    think he means.. Reggie has no pressure to cut anyone yet… CUZ they dont need the money yet to go after guys in FA.. just gonna wait

  • jesusraiderjim

    hwnrdr Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:43 pm
    Kaluka Maiava, nephew of Dwayne Johnson scheduled to visit with The Raiders!
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    Yo Hmnnrdr. You old enough to remember Rocky Johnson?

    That old school shvt was fresh on Saturday morning.
    Then pops told me and little bro that shvt was fake and we were crushed LOL.

  • Kev

    Reggie don’t know what the hell he’s doing!