Raiders cut Henderson, Carlisle


Raiders cut Henderson, Carlisle

In announcing the dual cuts of defensive tackle John Henderson and right guard Cooper Carlisle, the Raiders cleared 6.7 million in salary cap space for 2012, 10 million in "real" money going forward.The 33-year-old Henderson, who was released due to a "failed physical," was due a 4 million base salary in 2012 and had a cap number of 4.75 million. He was entering the final year of his two-year contract.
Carlisle, who turns 35 on Aug. 11, had two years remaining on his contract and was due base salaries of 3 million the next two years, with cap numbers of 3.3 million each season.The return to Oakland of a zone-blocking scheme makes the move somewhat surprising, what with Carlisle cutting his teeth in a zone blocking scheme, and Bruce Campbell still seen as a project in many corners. Perhaps Carlisle could be brought back at a lower price.The moves should get the Raiders 9,204,766 million under the cap.Henderson and Carlisle are the fifth and sixth players to be cut by the Raiders this offseason as they join cornerbacks Stanford Routt and Chris Johnson, safety Hiram Eugene and tight end Kevin Boss.NEWS: Raiders announce Boss' release

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.