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Update on Raiders moves in terms of salary cap

The Raiders entered Tuesday $8.5 million under the salary cap. Releasing free safety Michael Huff, wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey and defensive lineman Dave Tollefson freed up an additional $8.75 million in cap room.
Factoring in the Raiders re-signing cornerback Phillip Adams to a one-year contract, the Raiders are flush with approximately $16 million in cap space for 2013, even though they have an astonishing $32 million in dead money — money accounted for on players no longer on the roster.
The Raiders saved the following amounts with their three roster moves Tuesday: $5.34 million on Heyward-Bey, $1.79 million on Huff and $1.6 million on Tollefson.
That’s the positive news. On the downside, the Raiders lost a player some considered their best all-around defensive back — Huff played free safety and cornerback for the Raiders last season — and one of their most productive wide receivers at a time when they are thin at that position.
Worse for the Raiders, outside lineback Philip Wheeler signed with the Miami Dolphins and defensive lineman Desmond Bryant hooked on with the Cleveland Browns. Bryant and Wheeler were two of Oakland’s most consistent players last season.
In other words, the Raiders have some money to spend and a ton of needs to spend it on. They can free up even more money by releasing or restructuing the likes of quarerback Carson Palmer, linebacker Rolando McClain and defensive tackle Tommy Kelly.
For those wondering why the Raiders didn’t cut McClain on Tuseday, it’s simple: They didn’t have to and there’s still a chance, albeit slim, that another team will pony up a late-round draft pick for McClain.
Hey, it’s worth a shot.

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  • DJ Johnny

    Guest123 Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 11:00 am
    I read somewhere the Colts last yr. played with 38 mill. in dead money.

    Maybe we can go 11-5 too. With Vince Young leading the way.

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    that’s some good shhht you smoking there.

    I was being a tad sarcastic.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    All of Reggie’s FA signings will be scrubs NOBODY else wants.

  • Fart In An Elevator

    You hafta wonder now, with all the guys we’ve lost in the last few days, are the Raiders gonna try and raise a team of scrappy players (older vets, undrafted guys, some draft gems, etc.) and pretend they’re like the Raiders of the last century? If so, perhaps, as P-man has pointed out, there is a reason for Seymour being on the roster. Perhaps a one-year contract to a more (fully) leader for the defense?

  • Just Fire Baby

    Another offseason Bruce found work IMMEDIATELY, quicker than just about any other QB out there.

    Should have kept him as or backup/vet mentor for 8 years.

    Never would have done the Carson dance, and would be perfect to groom Geno.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    KoolKell Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Schit’s changing fast now. Could be another exciting day.
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    Yeah old geezer, now that the Price is Right is over, Sanford and Son is coming on the WB.

  • bcz24

    1544.guest123 Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 11:01 am
    @ Duck, playing behind McFragile is as good as a starting job!
    ******
    Unless you are Mike Goodson and severely sprain your ankle in the same game that DMacs inevitable injury comes.

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Guest123 Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 11:01 am
    @ Duck, playing behind McFragile is as good as a starting job!

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    I know that, and YOU know that, but Goodson wants to be the starting guy on paper. Besides, maybe this is the year McFadden decides to stays healthy so he can hit the FA market next year and cash in.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Now there’s another one to take off the “Reggie Victory Board”….Goodson.

    Averaged over 6 ypc. (in limited action) but made some big plays and looked like one of Reggie’s “winners”, but like Wheeler…turns out to be just another lucky guess on Reggie’s part or else he would’ve locked him up for more than one yr.

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    Hey, we may get some 6th round compensatory picks for them leaving!!!!

  • inonewordraider

    need a power back to compliment dmac, whoever the third back is who gives a schit

  • bcz24

    Mitchell isn’t under contract either, but it would be far more reasonable and likely that Branch would go to FS and Mitchell would man the SS.

  • John David Booty

    Reggie’s BIG FA signing prediction list. Who will be the Raiders top FA signing this season:

    John David Booty: Nnamdi Asomugha
    Inonewordraider: Desmond Bryant
    RediaR: Ryan Fitzpatrick OR Some UFA
    Whoknows: A Guard on the Packers practice squad
    Chris In NY: Mrs. Buttersworth
    Marks Hair: 1 of those broken down Broncos
    Jackasspuria: Adrian Wilson
    RaidingTexas: Vince Young

  • DKnight007

    1495.raiderinparadise Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 10:47 am
    Well, OAK #3 pick has big value now that Buffalo let FItz go….. they need a QB, Arizona as well and one can trade for Carson and one could trade down for #3 for geno.

    WIn, win.

    Possible.

    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Also have to hope one of the LT’s Joke or Fisher fall to #3.

    Then McK will even have more trade down bait.

    The trade down option should be THE top priority for McK and the Raiders.

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Black smoke from the Sistine. Still no new pope…

  • DJ Johnny

    Free agent LB Nick Roach will visit the Raiders.
    Signs of human activity in Oakland. Supposedly drawing interest from over a “half-dozen” teams, Roach could man the strong-side in Oakland, or perhaps even replace Rolando McClain in the middle. Oakland is his first known visit.
    Related: Raiders
    Source: Jeff Dickerson on Twitter

    Ok. They were talking about this on Chicago radio earlier and were saying they (announcers and callers) that they need Roach… seeing as Urlacher is up in the air.

    He’s well regarded in Chi. but has flown under the radar with Urlacher and Briggs taking most of the attention and praise.

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Or is that white smoke? Kind of hard to tell in the dark.

  • DMAC

    John David Booty Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Reggie’s BIG FA signing prediction list. Who will be the Raiders top FA signing this season:

    John David Booty: Nnamdi Asomugha
    Inonewordraider: Desmond Bryant
    RediaR: Ryan Fitzpatrick OR Some UFA
    Whoknows: A Guard on the Packers practice squad
    Chris In NY: Mrs. Buttersworth
    Marks Hair: 1 of those broken down Broncos
    Jackasspuria: Adrian Wilson
    RaidingTexas: Vince Young
    ========

    DMAC: Adrian Wilson

  • Dakota

    haaaahahahaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaa

    (in my best Brad Pitt 12 monkeys laugh)

  • inonewordraider

    Steve Corkran‏@CorkOnTheNFL

    “@JasonColeYahoo: Btw, in a shocking development, DL Richard Seymour prob only going to play if paid a lot.” — Leaders don’t come cheap.

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  • guest123

    You hafta wonder now, with all the guys we’ve lost in the last few days, are the Raiders gonna try and raise a team of scrappy players (older vets, undrafted guys, some draft gems, etc.) and pretend they’re like the Raiders of the last century?

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

    nope, they will be the ‘Oakland Check-cashers’

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    White smoke, and the bells are ringing. Probably Scola this early.

  • inonewordraider

    bcz24 Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 11:05 am
    Mitchell isn’t under contract either, but it would be far more reasonable and likely that Branch would go to FS and Mitchell would man the SS.
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    mitchell got some run a fs last year, branch seems a more comfortable at ss, why not?

  • guest123

    Wooo hooo on the Roach sighting. Give me Roach!

    do it Reggie! get him!

  • John David Booty

    Reggie’s BIG FA signing prediction list. Who will be the Raiders top FA signing this season:

    John David Booty: Nnamdi Asomugha
    Inonewordraider: Desmond Bryant
    RediaR: Ryan Fitzpatrick OR Some UFA
    Whoknows: A Guard on the Packers practice squad
    Chris In NY: Mrs. Buttersworth
    Marks Hair: 1 of those broken down Broncos
    Jackasspuria: Adrian Wilson
    RaidingTexas: Vince Young
    DMAC: Adrian Wilson

  • guest123

    White smoke, and the bells are ringing. Probably Scola this early.

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    is that like the groundhog seeing his shadow?

  • DJ Johnny

    Inonewordraider Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 11:08 am
    Steve Corkran‏@CorkOnTheNFL

    “@JasonColeYahoo: Btw, in a shocking development, DL Richard Seymour prob only going to play if paid a lot.” — Leaders don’t come cheap.

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    I used to like Seymour, then I hear crap like this?

    Good luck Dick.

  • raiderinparadise

    Reggie’s BIG FA signing prediction list. Who will be the Raiders top FA signing this season:

    Donald Driver
    Brett Favre
    Charles Woodson

  • Just Fire Baby

    Reggie’s BIG FA signing prediction list. Who will be the Raiders top FA signing this season:

    John David Booty: Nnamdi Asomugha
    Inonewordraider: Desmond Bryant
    RediaR: Ryan Fitzpatrick OR Some UFA
    Whoknows: A Guard on the Packers practice squad
    Chris In NY: Mrs. Buttersworth
    Marks Hair: 1 of those broken down Broncos
    Jackasspuria: Adrian Wilson
    RaidingTexas: Vince Young

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    JFB: Tim Tebow

  • Fart In An Elevator

    John David Booty Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Reggie’s BIG FA signing prediction list. Who will be the Raiders top FA signing this season:

    Chris In NY: Mrs. Buttersworth
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    LOL! Best one yet!

  • Dakota

    Lol….front page of CNN.com under their “featured” area they have Bryant’s mug shot with a caption “NFL giving this man $34 million”

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Guest123 Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 11:11 am
    White smoke, and the bells are ringing. Probably Scola this early.

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    is that like the groundhog seeing his shadow?

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    Pretty much.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I just saw that Dakota.

    LMFAO

  • Charlie

    Amazing that people keep thinking Palmer is THE problem.

    There is no ONE problem.
    Football is the ultimate team game.
    Each piece is dependant on one another.

    I think it is rather obvious now to the skeptics that this team lacked talent in a variety of areas.

    In reality QB is a strength on this team.

    Second it is amusing that anyone would challenge Reggie’s talent acquisition strategy when he was $30 million over the cap and had no first and second round picks last year. We do not have a full set of picks till 2014.
    Silly.

  • DMAC

    Yahoo’s Jason Cole reports free agent DL Richard Seymour will probably only play football in 2013 “if he gets paid a lot.”
    Welp, it might be time for him to call it a career. As much as we liked Seymour as a potential value signing — he can still play when healthy — Seymour is going on age 34 and has missed 11 games due to injury over the past three seasons, including eight games last year. The Falcons and Broncos were said to be in the hunt for Seymour, but neither is going to shell out big bucks.
    Source: Jason Cole on Twitter
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    FK u D!ck Seymour

  • raiderinparadise

    Johnny Jones III is who will fight for DT time.
    T. Kelly will prob stay

  • inonewordraider

    DMAC Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 11:15 am
    Yahoo’s Jason Cole reports free agent DL Richard Seymour will probably only play football in 2013 “if he gets paid a lot.”
    Welp, it might be time for him to call it a career. As much as we liked Seymour as a potential value signing — he can still play when healthy — Seymour is going on age 34 and has missed 11 games due to injury over the past three seasons, including eight games last year. The Falcons and Broncos were said to be in the hunt for Seymour, but neither is going to shell out big bucks.
    Source: Jason Cole on Twitter
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    FK u D!ck Seymour
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    when they were asking him where he wanted to play after this year he kept saying “i bleed silver and black”, homeboy aint dumb, he wants to get paid, but neither is reggie

  • Just Fire Baby

    Dick Seymour = Baghdad Bob

  • poprox13

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Reggie’s BIG FA signing prediction list. Who will be the Raiders top FA signing this season:

    John David Booty: Nnamdi Asomugha
    Inonewordraider: Desmond Bryant
    RediaR: Ryan Fitzpatrick OR Some UFA
    Whoknows: A Guard on the Packers practice squad
    Chris In NY: Mrs. Buttersworth
    Marks Hair: 1 of those broken down Broncos
    Jackasspuria: Adrian Wilson
    RaidingTexas: Vince Young
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    Phillip Adams :)

  • Gdog

    Can I just vote: “some dude off GB’s practice squad?” Or does it have to be a specific player?

  • guest123

    Seymour should retire with all his loot. He’s making an AZZ out himself talking about him being a leader. LMAO. GTFOH!

  • inonewordraider

    if kelly does stay which i doubt, kelly houston bilikudi in the middle isn’t much different than what we had last year

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    DJ Johnny Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Inonewordraider Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 11:08 am
    Steve Corkran‏@CorkOnTheNFL

    “@JasonColeYahoo: Btw, in a shocking development, DL Richard Seymour prob only going to play if paid a lot.” — Leaders don’t come cheap.

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    I used to like Seymour, then I hear crap like this?

    Good luck Dick.
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    Remember, those are not words out of Seymours mouth. Nowadays anyone can post or say anything. Remember the “Gruden is sitting in Reggies office inking a deal” rumour?

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Tim Tebow would win the contest amongst VY and TP going away.
    ===============

    hahahahahha

    delusional

  • John David Booty

    Reggie’s BIG FA signing prediction list. Who will be the Raiders top FA signing this season:

    John David Booty: Nnamdi Asomugha
    Inonewordraider: Desmond Bryant
    RediaR: Ryan Fitzpatrick OR Some UFA
    Whoknows: A Guard on the Packers practice squad
    Chris In NY: Mrs. Buttersworth
    Marks Hair: 1 of those broken down Broncos
    Jackasspuria: Adrian Wilson
    RaidingTexas: Vince Young
    DMAC: Adrian Wilson
    Raiderinparadise: Donald Driver, Brett Favre, Charles Woodson
    Just Fire Baby: Tim Tebow

  • John David Booty

    Reggie’s BIG FA signing prediction list. Who will be the Raiders top FA signing this season:

    John David Booty: Nnamdi Asomugha
    Inonewordraider: Desmond Bryant
    RediaR: Ryan Fitzpatrick OR Some UFA
    Whoknows: A Guard on the Packers practice squad
    Chris In NY: Mrs. Buttersworth
    Marks Hair: 1 of those broken down Broncos
    Jackasspuria: Adrian Wilson
    RaidingTexas: Vince Young
    DMAC: Adrian Wilson
    Raiderinparadise: Donald Driver, Brett Favre, Charles Woodson
    Just Fire Baby: Tim Tebow
    Poprox13: Phillip Adams

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Seymour Bush Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Looking around the nfl vy will be one of the most experienced and talented back ups in football.

    why is this bad news?
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    bwahahahahaha. Young has 60 starts in 6 years.

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    ummm 60 starts is a lot of nfl experience is it not.

    vy has started in the playoffs right?

    vy would be an upgrade over lienart and a very solid number 3

    if carson is out, vy would be a good 2 as well

    you haven’t disputed or disproven my case bush

  • John David Booty

    Reggie’s BIG FA signing prediction list. Who will be the Raiders top FA signing this season:

    John David Booty: Nnamdi Asomugha
    Inonewordraider: Desmond Bryant
    RediaR: Ryan Fitzpatrick OR Some UFA
    Whoknows: A Guard on the Packers practice squad
    Chris In NY: Mrs. Buttersworth
    Marks Hair: 1 of those broken down Broncos
    Jackasspuria: Adrian Wilson
    RaidingTexas: Vince Young
    DMAC: Adrian Wilson
    Raiderinparadise: Donald Driver, Brett Favre, Charles Woodson
    Just Fire Baby: Tim Tebow
    Poprox13: Phillip Adams
    Gdog: some dude off GB’s practice squad

  • 303Raider

    303Raider: Nmandi

  • Fart In An Elevator

    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Black smoke from the Sistine. Still no new pope…
    ==============================================

    Black smoke from IHOP. Burnt another short stack intended for Reggie! Still no new news! :-(

  • John David Booty

    Reggie’s BIG FA signing prediction list. Who will be the Raiders top FA signing this season:

    John David Booty: Nnamdi Asomugha
    Inonewordraider: Desmond Bryant
    RediaR: Ryan Fitzpatrick OR Some UFA
    Whoknows: A Guard on the Packers practice squad
    Chris In NY: Mrs. Buttersworth
    Marks Hair: 1 of those broken down Broncos
    Jackasspuria: Adrian Wilson
    RaidingTexas: Vince Young
    DMAC: Adrian Wilson
    Raiderinparadise: Donald Driver, Brett Favre, Charles Woodson
    Just Fire Baby: Tim Tebow
    Poprox13: Phillip Adams
    Gdog: some dude off GB’s practice squad
    303Raider: Nnamdi

  • raiderdav

    REG BIG SIGNING WILL BE the water boy from the GB SQUAD