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.
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.
Carson Palmer's restructured contract, announced by Oakland Thursday evening, actually saved the Raiders 9.34 million against the salary cap, according to Scout.com.
The Raiders are poised to cut linebacker Kamerion Wimbley, according to a national report. It is the second time this month that speculation has heightened about his future.