Raiders release CB Johnson, DB Eugene

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Raiders release CB Johnson, DB Eugene

The Raiders cleared more cap space Friday by releasing cornerback Chris Johnson and defensive back Hiram Eugene Friday. The moves were announced by the team on Twitter.

Waiving Johnson clears 3.5 million in cap space, the amount he was due in the final year of his contract next season.

With the moves, the Raiders have rid themselves of three defensive backs from a year ago; Stanford Routt was released in early February.

REWIND: Raiders release CB Stanford Routt

Johnson, 32, played just four games in 2011, recording 14 total tackles, four passes defended and a forced fumble.

Eugene, 31, appeared in 14 games for the Raiders, recording four tackles and three fumble recoveries.

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.

After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

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After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

Marshawn Lynch first tasted Cassie Nickelson's food when he was nine years old while she catered out of her Oakland apartment.

"When he was 9-years-old, he came across the street to get a hamburger and French fries. 25-cent French fries and a 75-cent hamburger," Nickelson said to KTVU.

Lynch, 31, is now set to take over Nickelson's popular soul-food restaurant, Scend's Restaurant and Bar, in Emeryville. Nickelson, 79, will be retiring in August. 

"I'm comfortable with him and I like him," Nickelson said.

Lynch will not become the official owner until the liquor license changes hands. Scend's, an acronym for Nickelson's children and grandchildren, is known for its seafood, fried chicken and red beans.