Friday, April 4, 2014
Raiders free-agency tracker
By Paul Gutierrez
There's no doubt the Oakland Raiders have been one of the busiest teams in free agency. Besides signing 11 free agents off other teams -- only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13) and New York Giants (13) have signed more through Monday, and the Chicago Bears had also signed 11 -- the Raiders also re-signed four of their own.
Oakland's two most recent moves addressed specific needs identified by coach Dennis Allen at the NFL owners meetings: They added another cornerback in Carlos Rogers and depth on the defensive line in C.J. Wilson and Pat Sims.
Are the Raiders done? Stay tuned. Here is the Raiders' updated free-agency tracker:
RG Mike Brisiel: Cut by Oakland on April 1, saving the Raiders $1.38 million in salary-cap space, though he'll still carry a cap number of $3.93 million in dead money.
OL Rodger Saffold (Signed with St. Louis Rams): Agreed to a five-year, $42.5 million deal with $21 million guaranteed with Raiders on March 11. The deal voided with Oakland's concerns over the health of Saffold's shoulder the next day. He re-signed with Rams immediately.
OL Austin Howard (New York Jets): Signed a five-year, $30 million deal with $15 million in guarantees with Raiders on March 12.
DE Justin Tuck (New York Giants): Signed a two-year, $11 million deal with Raiders on March 13.