McKenzie not fazed by 'out of whack' contracts

February 7, 2012, 6:59 pm
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Reggie McKenzie made his mark in Green Bay as a talent evaluator, a personnel evaluator with a keen eye for undervalued -- and some say, underpaid -- talent.It's a skill that will be put to the test in Oakland as he begins his second month as the Raiders new general manager as he begins to cobble together a roster for incoming coach Dennis Allen. Especially with the fuzzy math and numbers crunching in which he'll have to engage come salary cap time."From where we are, we've got some contracts that are kind of out of whack," McKenzie said last week, following the media conference to introduce Allen. "But in my discussions and viewing the cap situation, we should be fine.
"At this point, in talking to our guys and seeing all the spreadsheets and stuff, we're going to be fine. We don't have to (make) wholesale (changes)."Meaning, McKenzie does not believe the Raiders will again have to re-structure contracts on a wide scale. A look then, at some of the more expensive contracts for 2012, courtesy of rotoworld.com. You decide what that might fit McKenzie's definition of "out of whack."
TE Kevin Boss: due 2 millionRG Cooper Carlisle: due 3 millionLB Aaron Curry: due 5.76 millionFS Hiram Eugene: due 2.25 millionDT John Henderson: due 4 millionWR Darrius Heyward-Bey: entering fourth year of five-year, 38.25-million deal with 23.5 million guaranteedFS Michael Huff: due 16 million over next three yearsCB Chris Johnson: due 3.5 millionDT Tommy Kelly: due 6 millionP Shane Lechler: due 3.8 millionMLB Rolando McClain: entering third year of five-year, 40-million deal with 23 million guaranteedRB Darren McFadden: due 5.65 millionQB Carson Palmer: due 12.5 million, with 5 million guaranteedCB Stanford Routt: due 5 million, plus another 5 million "signing bonus"DT Richard Seymour: due 7.5 million, plus another 7.5 million roster bonusLB Kamerion Wimbley: entering second year of five-year, 48 million contract, with 29 million guaranteed.