The Raiders have launched each broad receiver Jordy Nelson and quarterback A.J. McCarron, in line with a supply.
Nelson was the Raiders’ No. 1 broad receiver on the finish of final season, and the crew paid him a $Three million bonus late in 2018. His launch open up over $3.5 million in cap house, in line with Over The Cap, since he carried a cap variety of over $5.Three million however a useless cash hit of $1.eight million. His $Three million base wage would’ve develop into totally assured if he was on the roster Friday, so the Raiders save $Three million in money with the transfer.
Nelson caught 63 passes for 739 yards and three touchdowns in his first season with the Raiders after getting into because the crew’s highest-profile offseason signing. From Weeks 6-10, Nelson caught solely 5 passes for 36 yards. Within the ultimate 5 video games of the season through which he performed, nevertheless, he reeled in 38 passes for 386 receiving yards.
Nelson, who turns 34 in late Could, had this to say when requested late final 12 months if he deliberate to play for the Raiders in 2019:
“It’s not at all times the participant’s determination. However yeah, that’s the plan. We’ve loved our day trip right here to date, loved being with the crew and beginning the rebuilding course of and being part of that.”
McCarron served as Derek Carr’s backup in 2018, seeing time in solely two video games and throwing three passes. His launch frees up $5 million in cap house, in line with OTC, which additionally notes that $1.1 million of McCarron’s $1.9 million base wage for 2019 would’ve develop into assured if he was on the roster on Sunday.
The one different quarterback employed by the Raiders is Nathan Peterman, who’s signed to a reserve/future contract. There are a number of mid-round quarterback choices on this 12 months’s draft that Jon Gruden is aware of from the Senior Bowl, like North Carolina State’s Ryan Finley, Washington State’s Gardner Minshew II and Buffalo’s Tyree Jackson.
The Raiders haven’t made both transfer official but, however Thursday they did announce the signings of unrestricted free brokers security Lamarcus Joyner and defensive sort out Johnathan Hankins.