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Raiders release DT Kelly, free up considerable cap space

By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 at 1:43 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders released veteran defensive tackle Tommy Kelly on Wednesday, freeing up approximately $5 million in salary-cap room.
Kelly, 32, as the longest-tenured position player on the Raiders roster. Kicker Sebastian Janikowski is the only player on the Raiders who has been on the roster longer than the nine seasons Kelly spent.
Kelly was slated to earn $6.5 million in base salary this season and count almost $11.1 million against the salary cap. He also was scheduled to make $7 million in base salary in 2014.
Kelly is the fourth veteran player released by the Raiders this offseason, joining wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, free safety Michael Huff and defensive lineman Dave Tollefson.
The release of Kelly means the Raiders are without their top three defensive tackles from last season, along with Richard Seymour and Desmond Bryant.
In response, the Raiders signed veterans Vance Walker and Pat Sims. They also have second-year player Christo Bilukidi as a potential replacement.

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  • J Hill

    GG, It’s not hard to see the why the people who support Reggie are the same people who hated Al Davis and made it clear they wanted him out at any cost

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    That is COMPLETE bullshhhhh, man.

    I hated Al Davis?????

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    ESPN Stats & Info ‏@ESPNStatsInfo 24m

    Todd McShay mock draft has Geno Smith going to Oakland. From 2003-12, Raiders used 15 diff starting QBs, tied for most in NFL @EliasSports

    Retweeted by Steve Corkran

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    So now Jon Castro is into brothas? Ish

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 1:02 pm
    Soup was awesome at the play-action fakes. He really was one of the best I seen at it.

    It would be nice if we could get Carson Palmer to take the half a second it takes to sell the PA a little more, but I guess that isn’t part of the $13 million dollar Carson Palmer experience.
    *************************8

    Also winning isnt apart of the Palmer experience

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    Soup was awesome at the play-action fakes. He really was one of the best I seen at it.
    =====================================================

    Brought that up theother day. Those two against Sandy Eggo were priceless. BBL

  • dr_robert

    We’re not kids. It’s not pop Warner or high school. These are millionaires negotiating where they want to be. Same as any biz.

  • SilverLining20

    “Raiders QB Carousel” comin up on BSPN news.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Condo and King kicking it together, lol.

    Who do you think plays wingman? And who would do better at the others club of choice?

    I can see Condo flicking his bangs in his best acid washed denim, in the VIP of Club Fahrenheit.

  • The Florida Pete

    Marks hair Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:55 pm
    2113. No.. if they were playing for a good pick, they would have played tp the back end of the season. .. they lost so many games last year because Reggie & da made too many dumb rookie mistakes.

    ……………………………………………………………

    and i can’t wait to see the rest of their sophomoric mistakes…

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Get out! Get on out! Get off the scene…you turnover machine!

  • RaiderRockstar
  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    John Clayton said..

    Cardnals expected to name a starter by May 1s.. and it carson doesnt come they will go with Drew Stanton or Barkley 2nd round

    Said it was made clear at owners meetings to him they wont use 1st on Qb

    - Said Reggie was heavily involved with bring Matt Flynn to the packers scouting wise and bringin him up to the Pakckers etc etc

    Said Reggie wont want to lose draft picks.. but could swap 3rd rouners.. our low 3rounder for their high 3 rounder

    said if Raiders should cut carson now since you really are not gonna save that much money by june 1st

    and said the Raiders will have to spend 89 percent of their cap space over the next 4 years per CBA rules

    so expect them to spend alot of money next year and year after they are sitting at 70 million dollars right now and have to get up to 130 milly pay roll

  • J Hill

    Well it sure seems like I’ve been right about everything.

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    Me too!!!!!

  • Priesttj12

    My assessment of Papa is he made statements about Pryor that were clearly wrong. But in an attempt to save face he continues to say he has no shot as a starter. That’s fine if that is his opinion but it’s only HIS opinion.

    There are several opinions that have changed concerning Pryor since week 17. They are continuing to change. Most were shocked the kid could sit in the pocket at all. That is how screwed up the opinions of Pryor are. Papa didn’t think he could throw a forward pass, But Pryor is not only going to shock him, he’s going to blow his mind. When he goes to camp and outplays everyone there he will have to admit with egg firmly on face HE WAS WRONG……………period

    People are seriously underestimating this kids resolve to get it done. The same way they did with Kaepernick and Russell Wilson. The media and fans would’ve laughed in your face if you told them those two kids would not only steal the starting position but lead their teams to the playoffs even the SB. But they did just that.

    Because all they ever see is their athleticism it’s an age old story when it comes to black athletic QB’s you hear the same ol’ dribble coming out of the so-called experts mouths. He can’t pass yet they readily accept these white QB’s who just stink it up year in year out.

    Get ready to be shocked again, because Pryor will be the starting QB for the Oakland Raiders by the 4th game of the season…………….period

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Reggie is not getting rid of “Al’s guys.’
    Not complicated. No conspiracy.

    Reggie is getting rid of bad players.
    We still have Veld, Houston, Wiz (Al’s guys) because they can play.

    The reality is that most of “Al’s guys” were bad football players.
    That is why we are 49-111 over the lsat ten seasons with seven different coaching staffs.

    Our players were really really bad.

    Thankfully Reggie and DA are cleaning up the dung heap.

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    That is true too. REECE, BRANCH, DMOORE, FORD , DMAC all being kept, PRYOR for now

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Follow the B@uceman Says:
    B@uce wanted Hue fired since he did the Palmer move without talking to JC and then cut Hagan for his boo thang TJ dDuchemanzadeh in 2011…..I still stand by Reggie’s decision to fire Hue’s btch ass
    ======================================================

    That sh1t was classless!

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Dr_robert Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 1:05 pm
    We’re not kids. It’s not pop Warner or high school. These are millionaires negotiating where they want to be. Same as any biz.
    ******************************

    Definitely not negotiating on how to win games lol

  • raiderinparadise

    Excited about April 16th, schedule release …. decide what game to fly-in for.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    John Clayton said PRYOR is better then TEBOW at this point.. said PRYOR did well his final game.

    but thoughts around the league are he is still very RAW

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 1:09 pm
    Follow the B@uceman Says:
    B@uce wanted Hue fired since he did the Palmer move without talking to JC and then cut Hagan for his boo thang TJ dDuchemanzadeh in 2011…..I still stand by Reggie’s decision to fire Hue’s btch ass
    ======================================================

    That sh1t was classless!
    ***********************************

    A friend of mine got kicked out of Everett and Jones for questioning Hue Jackson after the Chiefs loss in 2011 an hour after game while he was yuckin it up with some whores….that was a head coach? Glad he got canned

  • severeraiderz

    Follow The B@Uceman Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    B@uce wanted Hue fired since he did the Palmer move without talking to JC and then cut Hagan for his boo thang TJ dDuchemanzadeh in 2011…..I still stand by Reggie’s decision to fire Hue’s btch ass

    /////////////////////

    Decision to trade for Palmer was wrong in hindsight, TJ was brought in to make Palmer comfortable. Decision to fire Hue was wrong, dude reminds me of Jimmy Johnson, can see why it was done but still don’t agree with the move

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Raiderinparadise Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 1:09 pm
    Excited about April 16th, schedule release …. decide what game to fly-in for.
    ***************************

    We need a SNF vs RG3

  • dr_robert

    Good one purvis. Except I’m always right.

    Btw, does anyone remember when I said geno was like mcnanb and missdick went on a huge rant about crazy that was?

    Well Walter football says the same thing.

    And Andy Reid says the same thing.

    And the nfl network had a feature yesterday talking to mcnabb himself about the similarities.

    Priceless.

  • DutchRaider77

    I would be estatic if we could restructure Palmer and trade him to AZ for a 3rd!

    Trade positions in the 3rd round with Seattle for Matt Flynn.

    Have Flynn and Pryor compete to be the starter.

  • theghostronin79

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 1:02 pm
    Soup was awesome at the play-action fakes. He really was one of the best I seen at it.

    ==========

    Yeah, at SD, he faked out the whole fu*kin WORLD…….

    Camera followed Bush into the scrum, announcers talkin about “Yeah, he got enough for the first down.”….

    Then a camera catches JC standing in the Endzone with the football……WTF? TOUCHDOWN ? ? ?

    HOLY SH*T……That was sweet.

  • raiderinparadise

    Follow the B@uceman Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 1:11 pm
    Raiderinparadise Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 1:09 pm
    Excited about April 16th, schedule release …. decide what game to fly-in for.
    ***************************

    We need a SNF vs RG3

    ——–

    RG3 is on IR, I doubt he ever recovers correctly.

  • dr_robert

    Hey erk@l. U do realize it’s Palmer turning down the raiders right?

  • LondonAl

    GG Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 5:29 am
    What gives you the authority to write that “most of us here detest DA” ?
    Hang on a minute! I may not think DA was any good last year but I’m willing to give him another year, and RM too. As a Raider I detest the Chefs and the Cheatroits but NOT a Raider head coach. Speak for yourself next time, OK?

  • Priesttj12

    The inherant problem with this country is they have an image problem. If a person doesn’t fit an image then he can’t be what he wants to be. But Pryor has been a winner his entire life, nothing has been given to this kid he didn’t earn. The same will be so when he takes over this team for good.

    Greg Papa I gaurantee you would prefer to see Matt Barkley throw picks and lose games than see Pryor do what he does and win them. It’s just engrained in his mind that the QB must do it a certain way. he must mook a certain way. This is why he made so many premature proclamation about Palmer now he’s on radio with egg on his face. he thought the Raiders would bow to Palmer because palmer was sooo great. And they aren’t doing it and he’s scrambling for answers. But I could’ve told you and did tell you THEY are going to CUT Carson Palmer. His contract is a stumbling block for him as well as themselves. That’s all they can do……….period

    And trust me Pryor is looking better and better everyday both literally physically and financially.

  • Marks hair

    If carson wants to go fine. No bad blood. We know from cincy and his time here that he’s no leader… we know he’s overpaid. . Good qb but not a guy you cry over.. flynn or geno and tp are fine for now.

  • Plunketthead

    Since 2003 no team has thrown less touchdowns then our Oakland Raiders.

  • Charlie

    B@uceman

    I think you meant Charger loss.

  • Gdog

    Follow the B@uceman Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Dr_robert Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:55 pm
    Well it sure seems like I’ve been right about everything.

    Reggie wants his own guy. Pryor has no believers in the org. Looks like Palmer will be out.

    That’s fine. As long as we get geno.

    Palmers a good qb. Regardless of how it plays out. If he doesn’t wanna be here, I can hardly blame him. Not a little kid. It’s a business. A grown man has the right to work where he wants if he can. Elway did it. Greg papa would run to espn if they came calling. Nobody would tell me I had to work somewhere I felt was a bad place to be.

    The talk of him being a quitter is nonsense. If he doesn’t wanna be here, that’s his choice. Teams do it all the time. No big deal.

    But I’m glad it appears Reggie isn’t dumb enuff to hand it to Pryor.

    However, it does appear he may just be trying to get another low level guy to “compete” and that’s just garbage. Low rent.

    If he doesn’t go for geno, then we have no franchise guy and we will watch a really inept qb situation out there this year.

    As I said, the qb situation is Reggie’s legacy moment. Aim high, aim middle, or aim stupid. Those are his choices.
    **************************

    Palmer quit…we all know this lol

    >>>>

    Is that why he was putting on a flak suit after he stuck a rib through his lung?

    Your Palmer Derangement Syndrome (PDS) is showing again…

  • NGRaiderfan

    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 1:00 pm
    dr_robert Says:
    Well it sure seems like I’ve been right about everything.
    ========================================================

    Actually, half your comments have been wrong. That’s how often you’ve said you’re the smartest man on the blog.

    ==================

    I think i specifically remember when arguing a couple weeks bak with dr. Rob him saying that carson would b the starting qb next yr….

  • Scourge

    mile marker three

  • NGRaiderfan

    Adam shein stated that he thinks pryor is better than palmer right now. And better for the raiders. Adam shein is a writer for espn.

  • Scourge

    NGRaiderfan Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Adam shein stated that he thinks pryor is better than palmer right now. And better for the raiders. Adam shein is a writer for espn.
    =======================================================
    Adam Shein is entitled to his opinion.

  • Scourge

    NG, sorry, I usually don’t get into the Pryor-Palmer debate, but I couldn’t resist. Nothing personal intended.

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  • Twinkle

    Scourge………you are missing a great sh!t slinging contest.Don’t limit yourself man!!!…lol
    Shein is right up there with Shefter.Know anything about jews?Brilliant folks up to the point where an erg of work is required.Generalization for sure (Al is true testimony to this)but these ticks are scumbags that BSPN hoes out as freelancers.Read em and weep.Al didn’t have squat to do with the press for a reason.They don’t do their job.
    They are not paid for their worthless opinions (we have that covered here) but for their ability to transfer facts from one place to another.Safe to say that either of these douchbags would know a fact from a hole in the ground.

  • Twinkle

    Gdog….way to go man!
    Make the people who just dump on others for their own opinions come out and say their piece.
    It is way easy to trash someone who you feel is not in line but it is far more important to take the time to tell them why.
    There is no doubt in my mind that there are far more knowledgeable people out there than me.
    As we are all Raiders can we at least try to be polite?

  • Twinkle

    Plunketthead Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Since 2003 no team has thrown less touchdowns then our Oakland Raiders.
    **************************************
    See….we are good at some things.lol