Oakland Raiders: 3 potential cap casualties in 2019

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We could soon see a number of cap casualties emerge for the Oakland Raiders, who will be seeking salary relief in preparation for another offseason of change.

The upcoming offseason is full of possibilities for the Oakland Raiders. They could be moving cities, doing further major construction on their roster and completely sending the franchise as a whole in a different direction.

One of the first steps in returning this team to relevance is trimming the fat that’s dragged it down in recent years. That means taking a long, hard look at the current roster, and making difficult personnel decisions. Then again, we’ve already seen that Jon Gruden has no problem doing exactly that — just ask Khalil Mack or Amari Cooper.

So where does Gruden go from here? Who else can be sent packing before his master plan is complete? Will it ever be complete? There are so many questions still to be answered as we venture into the early stages of the 2019 offseason.

For now, let’s focus on a few players who could become cap casualties in the not-too-distant future. Whether due to performance or pay, they seem highly likely to receive their walking papers in the coming months.

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It’s an unfortunate side of the business that is the NFL. And yet, when you’re not living up to your paycheck, it’s just common sense for your employer to make adjustments. These three players could soon find themselves directly affected by said adjustments.

Note: All financial figures via Spotrac.com.