Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 11/20/14

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Richard Seymour #92 of the Oakland Raiders knocks down a pass by Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 15, 2009 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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Photo Credit: Tony Gonzales/Raiders.com The cap-strapped Oakland Raiders have started to shave away at their cap conundrums as 2012 NFL Free Agency approaches.  The Raiders restructured a couple of contracts with defensive tackle Richard Seymour and free safety Michael Huff, saving the team $11.82 million. Seymour dropped his base salary to the league minimum ($925,000) and managed to convert the remaining $6.5 million to a guaranteed roster bonus, while the 6-1, 205-pound safety reduced his salary to $700,000, moving additional money into a bonus structure that would also drop his cap number from $9.8 million to $3.9 million, according to Brian McIntyre of Mac’s Football Blog. These two moves come after the Raiders slapped strong safety Tyvon Branch with the franchise tag and gave linebacker Kamerion Wimbley an ultimatum last Thursday.  Wimbley is expected to become a cap casualty and receive plenty of interest on the open market.  According to Bill Williamson of ESPN, the San Die...
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