Raiders closing in on cap compliance


Raiders closing in on cap compliance

The NFL has announced the salary cap for the 2012 season will be 120.6 million, slightly more than the 120.375 million figure from 2011.As such, and by the math done on this end, the Raiders are 1.196.234 million over the cap with Tuesday's 1 p.m. PT deadline looming.And while that figure includes the purported 6.2-million price tag for the franchise designation used by Oakland on strong safety Tyvon Branch, it does not factor in linebacker Aaron Curry's restructured contract extension, which would reduce his cap number from 5.757.5 million but has not been disclosed since he announced it on Twitter Friday evening.Two weeks ago, the Raiders had 142.514.984 dedicated to the 2012 salary cap, including the 3.23 million they could roll over. Since then, they've saved a combined 26.918.75 million with the restructuring of contracts (Carson Palmer -- 9.34 million, defensive tackle Richard Seymour -- 5.988 million, and free safety Michael Huff -- 5.840.75 million) and cuts (cornerback Chris Johnson -- 3.5 million, and safety Hiram Eugene -- 2.25 million).Moves could still be made with linebacker Kamerion Wimbley, who has a cap number of 11.85 million for 2012, and defensive tackle John Henderson, whose cap number is 4.75 million.

Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand


Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand

Raiders Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele, running back Taiwan Jones and safety Brynden Trawick are currently enjoying their offseason in New Zealand. 

But a few videos they posted going white-water rafting and bungee jumping left head coach Jack Del Rio a bit anxious. 

"Anxiety level went up a bit thinking of my BIG pro bowl LG on the rapids!!" Del Rio tweeted Monday. "Can't leave out Brynden or Taiwan either ... have fun and be safe"

Osemele has posted a handful of photos and videos from the trip, including one of a raft capsizing with the caption: "It got real out there!!! Category 4 Rapids #NewZealand." Another showed the 6-foot-5, 333-pounder doing a backflip off a bungee platform with the caption: "Just did a backflip off the highest swing in the WORLD!!!!!!! Crazy!!! #LivingLife"

Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence


Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence

Trent Richardson is reportedly in some trouble.

Richardson was arrested on Thursday night for domestic violence, according to TMZ Sports.

The former running back was taken into custody on a third degree charge, the report states, with bail being set for $1,000.

The arrest was made in Hoover, Alabama.

The Browns selected Richardson with the third overall pick in the 2012 draft.

He was traded to the Colts in 2013 and played for Indianapolis in 2014.

He signed with the Raiders in 2015 and appeared in three exhibition games, but did not make the team.

The 26-year old was cut by the Ravens last August.