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Raiders release DT Kelly, free up considerable cap space

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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  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Papa said now the Raiders must move on from Carson and start letting everyone become a possibility

    GENO SMITH, EJ MANUEL, MATT FLYNN, (even carson at this point), Barkley etc

    but Raider may want to play hardball witih Palmer.. and if Palmer is cut by June 1st the Cardnials might have moved on already and Palmer could be left out.

    So the Agent wants PALMER GONE NOW

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    John clayton coming up next on 95.7 the game

  • hwnrdr

    2098.Follow the B@uceman Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:42 pm
    Hwnrdr Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:33 pm
    2073.Follow the B@uceman Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:27 pm
    Kendrick Lamar is the dopest emcee out there….LA city should be proud….homeboy got hardest album ive heard in about 10 damn years

    Gotta a pool full of liquor and we dive in!
    ******************************************

    Carson….loss…USC……loss
    Traded….loss…..traded….loss

    LOL…stupid!

  • Follow the B@uceman

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:41 pm
    1. PAPA said on the day he was traded.. He didnt want Palmer.. he didnt want to give a 1st or a 2nd round for Palmer the day it happened.

    2. He started to like Carson over the year his professionalism

    3. Now Papa wants Carson gone.. and The agent is trying to get Carson gone.. and he think the Cardinals already have a deal in place for Carson even though its tampering…

    Raiders dont have to do anything. Papa says his agent is looking at the date.. the draft is coming up..and anything could happen so he is trying to Get palmer a new job fast before the draft happens and he wants Palmer cut like today

    Papa said expect a new story to come out every day about Palmer wanting to be gone
    ********************

    He loves Palmer….dont be fooled

  • Marks hair

    Espn says flynn might get traded for a switch of our 3rd rd picks.

  • jackasspuria

    Josina Anderson ✔ @JosinaAnderson
    CB Tracy Porter just told me via text he’s currently visiting with the #Raiders. “It was last minute. I got to Oakland yesterday.”

  • NGRaiderfan

    For everyone hating on TP and riding CPs jock…

    At least TP wants to be good as a RAIDER. He wants to be the catalyst for the turn around of this franchise. He appreciates the opportunity given to him by us and wants the raiders to succeed and wants to b the reason y.

    Palmer jus wants palmer to succeed. He wants everything given to him. He needs to go to a “contender” even as a backup. He cant do it. He cant lead a team. F that fool.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Papa said expect a new story to come out every day about Palmer wanting to be gone

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

    Awesome, sounds like a stellar offseason plan, and a great clubhouse presence as well.

  • Charlie

    Priest

    You are confused.

    I said a 4-12 TEAM should be $30 million UNDER the cap.

    If you are satisfied being 45-99 with a payroll $30 million over the cap you must have enjoyed the last ten years.

    The good news is Reggie is fixing it and better yet- you are not the GM.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Consider me a Josina Anderson “fan”.

    I dig the slutty dork look.

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

    And I was right too, B. Quick release. U dispute? Campbell is a backup going on two seasons now. BSJ knew.

  • hwnrdr

    2110.Just Fire Baby Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:45 pm
    Consider me a Josina Anderson “fan”.

    I dig the slutty dork look.

    I know right?

  • Gdog

    I wasn’t advocating that we should’ve kept TK at his current salary.

    Just making a point that between Bryant, Wheeler, Huff, TK and others last year that if we had kept Hue in place and if Reggie did a better job of addressing needs (edge rusher, move the chains receiver) that we could’ve vied for a playoff spot and would not be mired in such a clusterfvck right now.

    >>>>

    Agreed. IF we made the playoffs last season (and especially if we had won a Playoff game) nobody would be questioning the salaries… thats why I am wondering if Reggie and DA were even playing to win last season? They wanted better draft picks and a reason to torch the place to the ground. I have been thinking this since the Pitts game…

  • Follow the B@uceman

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:43 pm
    Papa said now the Raiders must move on from Carson and start letting everyone become a possibility

    GENO SMITH, EJ MANUEL, MATT FLYNN, (even carson at this point), Barkley etc

    but Raider may want to play hardball witih Palmer.. and if Palmer is cut by June 1st the Cardnials might have moved on already and Palmer could be left out.

    So the Agent wants PALMER GONE NOW
    ***************************

    He’s faded

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

    And cut that pzzy McFadden

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

    MFer try and quote ME? BSJ?

    NEXT!

  • Charlie

    Chris 16-16 $30 million over the cap missing 3/4 of your top two picks the next two seasons.
    You actually felt good after the Packers, Dolphins and Chargers kicked our a$$ down the stertch in 2011????

    There is a real winning hand.

    You really think anyone can fix ten years of mismanagement in one season????

    Maybe you believe in “magic pixie dust”?

  • RAIDERMAN99

    I’m going to be real disappointed if Palmer agrees to a pay cut and the RAIDS wind up wasting another year on him.

    It’s certainly interesting to see that Palmer not being the RAIDER QB in 2013 is now considered a probability.

    A few months ago, talking about that possibility or a QB competition was ridiculed.

    Doesn’t seem so ridiculous now, does it ?

    FIRE TITS YESTERDAY.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Charlie is an assiduous mofo ain’t he?

    Damn man, credit to you for fighting your fight.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    We’re bagging on Papa now? That means…
    Papa’s got a brand new bag!

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:46 pm
    And I was right too, B. Quick release. U dispute? Campbell is a backup going on two seasons now. BSJ knew.
    *************************

    You were right ab out quick release but not on him hitting WRs lol

    B@uce knew JC was better for Raiders….guess who was right….B@uceman B@uceman B@uceman!

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

    Why y’all sweating CP anyway? Elway couldn’t get this team to .500 in his prime! Need 2 years minimum.

    Anyone hear how TP’s route running is comin along?

  • Priesttj12

    Charlie Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:45 pm
    Priest

    You are confused.

    I said a 4-12 TEAM should be $30 million UNDER the cap.

    If you are satisfied being 45-99 with a payroll $30 million over the cap you must have enjoyed the last ten years.

    The good news is Reggie is fixing it and better yet- you are not the GM.
    *****************************
    Man, just shut the hell up, you sound as ignorant as hell. Don’t waste my time with foolishness.

  • Just Fire Baby

    A few months ago, talking about that possibility or a QB competition was ridiculed.

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

    I wasn’t the first one at the party, but I didn’t miss any rounds at the keg.

    Dude is a loser.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:49 pm
    MFer try and quote ME? BSJ?

    NEXT!
    ************************

    We quoted you before Bo…we will do it again when DMAC balls out for Raiders in power scheme

  • Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Trade Dmac for 5 more years of Condo!

  • Follow the B@uceman

    And I had to quote ya Bo……knew it would bring ya out….all other cowards would stay in hiding but i know that ego of yours wont allow you to do so

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

    JC was right til he fked up an easy slide = bench and career clipboard boy

  • NGRaiderfan

    Have palmer run scout team LB next year like they did to mcclain. Ull contact! Run power 10 times in a row. Get that 13 mil worth

  • Marks hair

    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.

  • dr_robert

    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.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Wonder what Mark is doing now….is he getting his Phil Spector clip cut?

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

    Man Priest u put the O in OG… time for a calming nap with the kitty on yer lap.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    I dig the slutty dork look.

    Picky basterds. I dig te the slutty any woman look.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:54 pm
    JC was right til he fked up an easy slide = bench and career clipboard boy
    *******************

    Now we agree on that…JC messed it up…we had playoffs for sure but he didnt slide correctly….still better than Palmer was in Oakland

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

    Lol I got a troll! Kewl

  • SilverLining20

    JUST FLYNN BABYYY!
    lol

  • Just Fire Baby

    Yeah, who would have thought things went so far downhill, when Soup didn’t know how to slide?

    Funny, don’t see anyone blaming Hue for not teaching his QB to slide.

    But DA gets all the blame when his emergency backup LS can’t snap.

    Blasphemy!!!

    I blame Hue. Get out the old refrigator box and spend a day in camp teaching dudes how to slide. Could have brought over Luis Polonia or something for old times sake.

  • Charlie

    Just amazing.

    45-99 prior to Reggie over nine seasons.45-99!
    9-46 against playoff teams prior to Reggie over nine seasons

    Somehow you think Reggie and DA are conspiring to hurt the Raiders???????

    We were already dead. A joke. The punch line for JOAN effing Rivers. You didn’t see that????????

    Finally we are getting some real NFL professionals to assess this mess and start to fix it.

    The truth hurts. Yes we were and are this bad.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    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

    Bye bye…he wasnt good here

  • dr_robert

    Good to see erk@l spouting his gibberish.

    “Did I do that?”

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

    Re-outro B. Cut Condo.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    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.

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

    Lol at blaming Hue for JC snapping his wing.

    “Just like in practice, feet FIRST dummy!”

  • Follow the B@uceman

    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

  • Just Fire Baby

    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.

  • raiderinparadise

    Marquette King @MarquetteKing 38s
    Just got some good work in wit my boy Condo…
    —–

    King better work on holding kicks for jano

  • The Oracle

    Hate teh F8uck outta Mike Silver…but heres some steak for the dogs.

    According to Yahoo’s Mike Silver, there is “much organizational skepticism” about Raiders third-year QB Terrelle Pryor.
    Pryor is big and athletic, but doesn’t throw the football with velocity or accuracy — and that’s a big problem for NFL quarterbacks. In an in-depth Raiders column citing a variety of sources, Silver suggests the club may still keep Pryor around on an athletic quarterback depth chart that could potentially add free agent Vince Young and West Virginia’s Geno Smith to a three-way training camp battle.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    The Palmer angst in here has me in a really good mood. I’m having fun today! Unfortunately,I have to go feed llamas and buy beer.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvnqotMZB5s

    No RobertaMR….but Carson did this