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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
Most recent salary cap availability: $7.27 million.
How can they get more cap room: The Raiders will get more room by cutting several players. Among the players who may be cut include receivers Ronald Curry and Javon Walker (who won't save them much because his big deal was signed last year), tackle Kwame Harris and defensive back Michael Huff. Other veterans could be cut. Oakland won't be in terrific cap shape but it will be able to do some things. But the team spent so much cash last season it is doubtful the Raiders will be huge spenders. Plus, they are likely going to put the franchise tag on star cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha will cost the team more than $11 million. Expect Asomugha to eventually sign his franchise tender and wait until next year before signing a long-term deal. The team will also have to try to keep Pro Bowl punter Shane Lechler. If he is kept, that will eat into free agent space as well.
Biggest free agency needs: Wide receiver, offensive line, defensive line.
Dream date: T.J. Houshmandzadeh, receiver, Cincinnati Bengals./