The salary cap has shrunk to $120 million with a $3 million exemption in 2011 from $128 million in 2009. After writing an article yesterday on what I would do under the best case scenario, today's article is on the worst case scenario.
The Raiders have a few players that have hit the market and will command a hefty salary. Now that the NFL owners have to spend at least 90 percent of the cap in cash on players, cheap owners will come out of nowhere.
Everyone's free agents are subject to be taken from them, and the Raiders have three players that are among the best in the NFL at their positions.
Turn the page to see what the Raiders may do under the worst case scenario.