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3 Raiders Veterans Who Could Be Cap Casualty Cuts This Offseason

Zach Brunner
Three Raiders veterans who could be cap casualty cuts this offseason.
Three Raiders veterans who could be cap casualty cuts this offseason. / Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images
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The Las Vegas Raiders have been a competitive team over the past couple of seasons. The offense has been good enough to compete with just about anyone. However, the defense has been a liability, to say the least.

With them continuing to miss in the draft, free agency may be the best bet for the Raiders to improve. In order to be competitive in free agency, they may need to create more cap room. With that in mind, these are three Raiders veterans who could be cap casualty cuts this offseason.

1. Trent Brown, OT

Trent Brown
Trent Brown has played 10+ snaps in just 14 games over the past two seasons. / Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Trent Brown has played 10+ snaps in just 14 games over the past two seasons. Considering the Raiders could save a whopping $14 million by cutting him, it's certainly something to consider. There's no doubt that he's solid when he's healthy, but who knows when that will be. Brown is obviously also a trade candidate.

2. Marcus Mariota, QB

Marcus Mariota
Marcus Mariota is due nearly $11 million. / Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Again, Marcus Mariota could be traded after playing well in limited snaps last season. However, he is due nearly $11 million this season, which is too much to pay a backup, considering the salary cap situation. None of it is guaranteed, so it would clear plenty of room.

3. Richie Incognito, OG

Richie Incognito, Mike Pennel
Richie Incognito is 38 before the season begins. / Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

Richie Incognito is not getting any younger. He will be 38 before the season begins, and he is due $5.5 million, with none of it being guaranteed. With him coming off surgery, it could be a wise move to part ways and clear that cap space.


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