Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Who might Raiders cut?
By Tom Carpenter
Last offseason, the Oakland Raiders had major salary-cap issues, and while they aren't over the projected $121 million salary cap this offseason, they will be bumping right up against it, barring some significant changes.
That likely will start with letting free-agent Richard Seymour walk away. He is 33 years old and ended the 2012 season on IR with a hamstring injury. Who else might be on the chopping block? ESPN AFC West blogger Bill Williamson opines:
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"The Raiders have a lot of work to do. They aren’t in a terrible salary-cap mess like last year, but the situation isn’t great, either. They may have to cut players like defensive tackle Tommy Kelly, receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey and even quarterback Carson Palmer. And Oakland has key free agents -- including tight end Brandon Myers, linebacker Philip Wheeler and punter Shane Lechler -- it may hope to re-sign. Plus, Oakland has many holes. This team has to deal with a lot of moving parts while trying to improve a roster than is arguably one of the worst in the NFL. "