Raiders have more than 145 million in contracts

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Raiders have more than 145 million in contracts

It was one of the most endearing quotes from new Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie after he introduced Dennis Allen as the team's incoming head coach."We've got some contracts," McKenzie said on Jan. 30, "that are kind of out of whack."It was also one of his most enduring quotes.Figures obtained by CSNBayArea.com show exactly where the Raiders sit when it comes to money earmarked for the salary cap -- Oakland has 145,774,984 in player contracts that currently count toward the 2012 cap. Subtract the reported 3.23 million the Raiders can roll over from the 2011 books, and they have 142,514,984 devoted to the 2012 cap.Keep in mind, the cap for 2012 has yet to be established or announced, but it is thought to be similar to last year's cap of 120.375 million, if slightly higher. Which means the Raiders are possibly sitting more than 22 million over the cap.Teams must be in compliance with the new cap -- whatever that figure may be -- by March 13, the start of the new league year, when free agency and trades begin."In my discussions and viewing the cap situation," McKenzie said at the time, "we should be fine."Some reports have the Raiders "expected" to be 11 million over the cap when that figure is announced. Turns out it might actually be double that number. Because simply cutting players might not do the trick by itself, not when released cornerback Stanford Routt still counts 10,785,334 towards the Raiders cap in 2012 as "dead money."So who else is a prime candidate to have their contract re-structured or even find himself on the chopping block? A look at the salary cap figures reveals 16 players that have cap numbers of at least 3.3 million and might want to sit near their phone over the next few weeksPlayer 2012 Salary Cap Number (in millions)TE Kevin Boss 4.75OG Cooper Carlisle 3.3LB Aaron Curry 5.75.75DT John Henderson 4.75WR Darrius Heyward-Bey 8.159FS Michael Huff 9.82.875PK Sebastian Janikowski 4.5CB Chris Johnson 4.5DT Tommy Kelly 8.874.266P Shane Lechler 4.9LB Rolando McClain 3.64RB Darren McFadden 9.478.833QB Carson Palmer 12.5CB Stanford Routt 10.785.334DT Richard Seymour 14.068LB Kamerion Wimbley 11.85

Peters happy for Marshawn, but Chiefs 'going to beat the dog s--- out of him'

Peters happy for Marshawn, but Chiefs 'going to beat the dog s--- out of him'

Marshawn Lynch is getting to live out the dream of most pro athletes.

He's getting to finish his career by playing for his hometown team.

One fellow Oakland-native and AFC West rival can appreciate the opportunity in front of Lynch, but also had some fighting words for the Raiders running back.

“For Shawn to finish off this last little stretch of his career here at home, that’s dope,” Chiefs CB Marcus Peters told the Bay Area News Group on July 8.

“It’s going to feel good for him. It’s going to be a good feeling. It’s going to be a good feeling for Oakland. But when [the Chiefs] come here, we’re going to beat the dog s--- out of him,” Peters said.

So you can circle Thursday, Oct. 19 on your calendars. The Raiders host the Chiefs in Week 7. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:25pm PT.

Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

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Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

Tiger Woods' re-felted pool table is for all of Raider Nation.

To no surprise, quarterback Derek Carr approves of the new look. 

The golf legend tweeted a picture of his new table where he went with silver felt and a Raiders logo right in the middle. Woods' table also has silver and black balls with the Raiders logo on them. 

Woods grew up in Southern California and attended Stanford in 1994, the Raiders' last year in Los Angeles. That same year, Woods helped the Cardinal become the NCAA Division I golf champions before turning pro.