The Oakland Raiders will have to reconstruct salaries in order to bring down the salary cap for this next season and possibly acquire a nice free agent with this move.
The article stated that Brisiel took the pay cut because he was going to get less or nothing if the Raiders let him go. Also, he took the cut to keep his experience on the field. The cut helped both the franchise and the player, which are both happy with the move.
All three players don’t have much to offer if they get cut from the Raiders due to the fact that they haven’t been impressive, especially last season. The exception here is Palmer because his numbers were decent last season; however, his age is holding him back.
With the restructuring of Brisiel’s contract and other minor moves, the Raiders brought their $123 million salary cap to under $1.5 million. This has been a good thing so far for Oakland since their cleansing agenda that started right at the end of season 2012.
The article mentions that Palmer, Kelly, and Heyward-Bey are most likely going to take hits anyway in their NFL career, so why not work something out with the Raiders.
It also won’t hurt Oakland to keep these three players. Their experience could really come in handy, but, if they decide that money is more important than loyalty, the Raiders should straight out can them.
The reason is because the Raiders are rebuilding. If they don’t want to be part of it, then it should be a nice goodbye for the tree players.