So you don't think there's any way the Raiders can get these things done under whatever the cap may be?
I didn't either, until I did some poking around.
Last year, the Raiders' player payroll was around $152 million.
There were other teams between $140 and $150 million so I don't see the cap being too much lower because those are legal contracts. Too many rosters would have to be cut in half to make other players' salaries fit under the cap.
Lets start with $3 million Jamarcus Russell made for nothing as well as 2$ million Javon Walker made. That's $5 million in salary that won't have to count against the Raiders in 2011.
Then there's the $21 million Darrius Heyward-Bey made that will shrink to $3 million in 2011. Yes, an article on S.I.com by Jonah Freedman had Heyward-Bey making that huge some of money for 2010.
Robert Gallery is walking away from the Raiders but his $6 million will stay with the team for 2011. Huff's rookie contract that got him $5 million in 2010 has run out as well as Cooper Carlisle's $2.5 million.
Also, cornerback Chris Johnson's salary will be cut down to $3 million in 2011 from $6 million in 2010. Charlie Frye and Bruce Gradkowski made $1.7 million a that also be off the Raiders' books.
All this tallies up to $42.9 million.