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One of the biggest question marks facing the Raiders this off-season is what direction they should take with running back Michael Bush, who’s currently slated to be a free agent when the signing period begins in two weeks.
Using their franchise tag to keep Bush in the fold for at least another season was once thought to be a legitimate option for Oakland, but if reports out of the Bay Area are to be taken seriously, there is very little chance of that happening, given the salary implications of such a move.
Franchising Bush would guarantee him a contract of approximately $7.7 million for next season, an astronomically absurd number for a player that is not even considered to be the best player at his position on the team. When combined with the cap numbers presented by fellow running backs Darren McFadden ($5.65 million) and Taiwan Jones ($465,000), the Raiders would essentially be committing $14 million to the running back position alone.
Putting all of that together, Steve Corkran...
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TFDS has looked at the Raiders biggest area of need already this offseason. We've also discussed the franchise tag and the chance or lack thereof that the Raiders will avail themselves of that option. We will now look at the Raiders' upcoming free agents and the likelihood of each player being re-signed.Here are the players whose contracts are ending soon:
According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, the Oakland Raiders have over $22 million in salaries that they will have to somehow dump, in order to get under the 2012 salary cap.
We’re not sure what the cap will be for 2012, but Florio does a great job breaking everything down.
The Raiders need to make sure they’re under the salary cap by the time March 13th rolls around...
According to ProFootballWeekly.com, even though the Oakland Raiders are confident that running back Darren McFadden will be healthy and ready to go for next season, they would like to re-sign Michael Bush as an insurance policy to McFadden.
We know Bush would love to go to a team where has a shot at becoming a starter.
With the Raiders current salary cap situation, they’re going...
A lot has been made of the Raiders lack of draft selections in the 2012 NFL draft. The Raiders have just two, but are likely to be awarded a few more by the NFL when they announce compensatory picks in late March.
The best pick that can be awarded is a pick at the end of the third round and compensatory selections can’t be traded.
In the NFL there is a salary cap and salary floor...
Steve Corkran of the Oakland Tribune writes that the Oakland Raiders have zero interest in using their RB franchise tag on RB Michael Bush because of their commitment to a normal salary structure. Instead, Corkran believes that the team would most likely use the tag to S Tyvon Branch from testing the open market. Corkran even mentions that the team may look to draft someone...
Bill Callahan can help the Cowboys offense with his impressive knowledge or he can drive players away to a point where they might want to fight him.
According to former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown, that's what he dealt with while playing for Callahan for six seasons.
During a Tuesday radio interview, the former nine-time Pro Bowler gave some background information...
One thing is for sure, the Oakland Raiders are in serious need of cornerback help. With the loss of Nnamdi a year ago and now with new GM cleaning house and releasing Stanford Routt, the Raiders have gone from having a top notch corner tandem to having nobody at all. (please for the love of [...]