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Expect the Raiders to Make More Roster Moves by March 13

It wouldn't feel like a Raider offseason without the drama of their annual salary cap conundrum. This year will be no different. Even after releasing Stanford Routt, the Raiders are $11 million over the cap. While the salary cap is rarely an issue for teams, assuming players are willing to restructure, there are always guys like Routt who end up being released. In Routt's case, the issue was as much about the ludicrous money he would make down the road as it was the $5 million roster bonus he was due on February 10.
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Raiders avoided $5 million guaranteed by cutting Routt now

American Football / NFL : ProFootballTalk (3 years ago)

So why did the Raiders dump cornerback Stanford Routt today? Per a source with knowledge of his contract, Routt’s $5 million base salary for 2012 would have become fully guaranteed if he had been on the roster five days after the st... Read Post

2012 NFL Free Agents: Could Oakland Raiders Release Overpaid Kamerion Wimbley?

American Football / NFL : Bleacher Report - NFL (2 years ago)

Oakland Raiders' general manager Reggie McKenzie has vowed to get his new team's salary cap under control. As his first major move as Raiders GM, he cut cornerback Stanford Routt, who was just one year into a five-year, $54.5 millio... Read Post

Oakland Raiders: 9 Ways the Roster Has Improved This Offseason

American Football / NFL : Bleacher Report - NFL (2 years ago)

The Raiders' salary cap situation forced general manager Reggie McKenzie to release a few solid players this offseason. Notable players the Raiders had to let go because of the salary cap: Kamerion Wimbley and Stanford Routt. It's d... Read Post


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