Friday, March 9, 2012
AFC West notes
By Bill Williamson
The Denver Posts reports money will not be an issue in Denver’s pursuit of Peyton Manning. He is visiting the team Friday.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Carson Palmer's restructured contract got the quarterback $7.5 million more in guaranteed money for 2012 and also will save the Raiders about $9 million in salary-cap room. Oakland is working to get under the salary cap by Tuesday.
UPDATE: The Raiders have cut cornerback Chris Johnson to save cap room, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. This move has been expected. Johnson was not in Oakland's plans. Yet, his release signals how big of a need cornerback is in Oakland.
ESPN's John Clayton reports the Raiders are now $5.6 million over the cap. They have some more easy-to-restructure deals and they may cut a player or two. So, the Raiders will get under the cap by Tuesday.
The Giants are reportedly cutting running back Brandon Jacobs. I think all four teams in the AFC West could show interest in the bruising Jacobs under the right circumstances. He is not a primary back, but he serves a role that could be of interest to each of the AFC West teams.