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Raiders cut WR Jordy Nelson, QB AJ McCarron to save cap room

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/mar/14/raiders-cut-wr-jordy-nelson-qb-aj-mccarron-to-save/
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Mar 14, 2019 7:07 PM 1+ mon ago

The Raiders released 2018 leading wide receiver Jordy Nelson and backup quarterback AJ McCarron on Thursday to create salary cap space after going on a spending spree earlier this week.

The moves save more than $8.5 million for the upcoming season after the Raiders committed more than $50 million in salary cap space to acquire receiver Antonio Brown, tackle Trent Brown, safety Lamarcus Joyner and receiver Tyrell Williams.

Nelson signed a $14.2 million, two-year deal last March with the Raiders and had 63 catches for 739 yards in his one season in Oakland. The Raiders turned his $3.6 million roster bonus for 2019 into a signing bonus late last season, which leaves them with $1.8 million in dead money this year.

Coach Jon Gruden had planned to keep Nelson before plans changed when Brown became available from Pittsburgh last weekend.

The Raiders traded a 2019 fifth-round pick to Buffalo last ...

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Raiders cut WR Jordy Nelson, QB AJ McCarron to save cap room

seattletimes.com     1+ mon ago

The Raiders released 2018 leading wide receiver Jordy Nelson and backup quarterback AJ McCarron on Thursday to create salary cap space after going on a spending spree earlier this week. The moves sav...

Raiders cut WR Jordy Nelson, QB AJ McCarron to save cap room

foxsports.com     1+ mon ago

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) After making several big-ticket additions to start free agency, the Oakland Raiders are now making some cuts. ...

Sources: Raiders cut WR Nelson, QB McCarron

Sources: Raiders cut WR Nelson, QB McCarron

espn.com     1+ mon ago

By cutting McCarron, the Raiders saved $5 million in cap space. Nathan Peterman, who is due to make $645,000 in base salary in 2019, is the lone backup quarterback to Derek Carr. ...

Veteran WR Nelson, QB McCarron cut by Raiders

Veteran WR Nelson, QB McCarron cut by Raiders

espn.com     1+ mon ago

By cutting McCarron, the Raiders saved $5 million in cap space. Nathan Peterman, who is due to make $645,000 in base salary in 2019, is the lone backup quarterback to Derek Carr. ...

Raiders release WR Nelson, QB McCarron

Raiders release WR Nelson, QB McCarron

espn.com     1+ mon ago

By cutting McCarron, the Raiders saved $5 million in cap space. Nathan Peterman, who is due to make $645,000 in base salary in 2019, is the lone backup quarterback to Derek Carr. ...

Raiders release veteran WR Nelson, QB McCarron

Raiders release veteran WR Nelson, QB McCarron

espn.com     1+ mon ago

By cutting McCarron, the Raiders saved $5 million in cap space. Nathan Peterman, who is due to make $645,000 in base salary in 2019, is the lone backup quarterback to Derek Carr. ...

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