Last month, I attempted an article on what I thought the Raiders could and should do in free agency. Now, I'm at it again because we know that the salary cap is set at $120 million with a $3 million exemption for one player.
Another good thing is that the "dead money" is not too likely to count toward the cap. This is because the NFL owners will have to spend at least 90 percent of the $120 million in cash toward the cap.
If "dead money" counted toward the cap, the Raiders would only be able to spend 80 percent of the cap in cash toward players after cuts. They stand at around $6 million over the cap exemption right now if with the rule in affect.
The Raiders look to be in good shape with just $103.2 million in salary toward players. Therefore, the Raiders are still capable of putting a good product on the field in 2011.
Turn the page to see what my best case scenario for the Oakland Raiders free agency is.