2021 Free Agents

Discussion in 'Raiders Discussion' started by godeep811, Dec 23, 2020.

  1. Raidermania12

    Raidermania12 Only Bo Knows

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    Even if your RB1 is a beast, your RBBC still needs to be great. The Bucs had legit starters and still signed legit starters.
     
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  2. CrossBones

    CrossBones The Black Pearl

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    Bridgewater. Awful.
     
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  3. Sleet

    Sleet #2018: Return of Gru

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    Well, if you think Darnold is better than the #4 QB prospect, I guess it makes sense to trade something for him. But he has used up 3 years on his rookie deal. And Carolina still has Bridgewater on their books. Just seems like a lot of assets dedicated to two meh QBs. I would rather have Mariota than both of them.
     
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  4. RaiderJF

    RaiderJF Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately Donkey’s look like they may fall right into T Lance... :(
     
  5. godeep811

    godeep811 University of Mars

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    Just checking in. Have Raiders signed a veteran RT or FS today?

    Didn't think so....:wtf1:
     
  6. TheNextStep

    TheNextStep TX BBQ > KC BBQ

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    I wouldn’t expect to see any signings at all, really, until after the draft. First day of free agency = IPO. Now = Penny stocks.
     
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  7. Winston Smith

    Winston Smith Living in 1984

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    It looks like we are relying on our drafting expertise to address those 2 positions. What could go wrong.
     
  8. raiderfreak7

    raiderfreak7 Well-Known Member

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    HaHa couldn't even make the Cowboys defense BTW. It's bottom of the barrel. We're drafting someone in this weak class.

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    The only safety the #Raiders were in on early was Rayshawn Jenkins. They’re comfortable that one of the safeties left on the FA market can come in & start. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix actually visited & might be sitting on an offer.
     
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  9. Sleet

    Sleet #2018: Return of Gru

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    :(
     
  10. Nobodyinparticular

    Nobodyinparticular PFF Grades Can Suck It

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    Looking at the timing of it, the Raiders are probably playing the slow game with Hooker's injury, waiting to see how he recovers. No need to jump in with a contract 6 months into a 9 month recovery process.
     
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  11. Sleet

    Sleet #2018: Return of Gru

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    Wonder what the real story is with Sherman, Haywood and Poole. Of the three, I might like Poole the best.
     
  12. Sleet

    Sleet #2018: Return of Gru

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    Because the Raiders were over $7.6M in the red prior to FA, which they effectively covered by restructuring Littleton and Kwiatkoski, this year’s FA was always about repurposing money from players cut, restructured and traded:
    • Brown -> Ngakoue, ‘22 5th, +$1M
    • Williams (Agholor) -> Brown, Drake, Snead, Reddick
    • Jackson -> Good, Jefferson, Thomas, ‘21 5th, -$570K
    • Incognito -> Incognito, Hankins, Vickers
    • Hudson -> ‘21 3rd, 1/2 Miller’s extension, -$2M cap space
    • Joyner -> Morrow, Jones, James’ extension
    • Mariota -> Mariota, Carlson, Sieg, Martin, Cotton
    • Nassib -> Nassib, Irving, Lawson, Philon, Dickerson, +$625K
     
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  13. Sleet

    Sleet #2018: Return of Gru

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    Whoops: Raiders use cap space this year to absorb Miller’s 3-year extension. Wonder how long before the Raiders’ convert Miller’s base salary into a signing bonus to create cap space. Lol

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    Joel Corry @corryjoel
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    The Raiders used a "pay as you go" contract structure with Kolton Miller's contract extension. There isn't a signing bonus so the cash & salary cap numbers are the same each year. Miller's 2021 cap increases by $9,183,004 in the extension ($4,286,325 to $13,469,329).
     
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  14. RaiderJF

    RaiderJF Well-Known Member

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    That’s an odd one... I guess they can always just restructure this year’s salary to bonus if they want to rearrange the cap hits.
     
  15. Sleet

    Sleet #2018: Return of Gru

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    Yep, especially when you consider that they restructured Littleton, Kwiatkoski and Nassib to create cap room, then used cap room to extend Miller and James and trade Hudson, in part, to pay for those extensions. Lol. Pretty much confirms no more FA signings until after the draft.
     
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  16. raiderfreak7

    raiderfreak7 Well-Known Member

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    Have a feeling Sherman is going to get signed shortly after the draft.
     
  17. 007

    007 Commitment To Excrement

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    At this point it makes sense to wait until after the draft. Fill your final holes.

    Also OTC has us with 2.6 in cap space so not a lot of choice there
     
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  18. Sleet

    Sleet #2018: Return of Gru

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    Yep, they’d need to convert Miller’s salary, it seems. Raiders went from #14 in cap space to #28 with this move per OTC, with the remaining space needed to sign drafted rookies. Thus the team is currently tapped out. Its only other options are designate Hudson a post June 1 trade, cut/trade Richard, Heath, Parker, Key, Hurst, and/or rely upon roster exemptions for Carr, Richard and/or Morrow.

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    Josh Dubow @JoshDubowAP
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    #Raiders deal with Miller increased his cap hit by about $9 million this season. Over The Cap has them with about $2.6M in cap room for 2021 right now.

    Jason_OTC @Jason_OTC
    Here is what Kolton Miller's new 3 year contract extension looks like with the #Raidershttps://t.co/4rnjFTMSkc
     
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  19. CrossBones

    CrossBones The Black Pearl

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    So they have a plan? A bad plan but a plan?
     
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  20. Madturk

    Madturk Barry McCockinner

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    Richard has to be a no brainer cut no? That would double our cap space.
     
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