Raiders 2017 offseason scorecard

Raiders 2017 offseason scorecard

Salary cap space: $35,027,363
(Figure updated as official signings and contracts are reported to the league: 59 players under contract; only top 51 count.)
Source: NFLPA, updated Friday, April 28; NOTE: Total does not include Marshawn Lynch's new contract or rookie draft pool

Veteran additions
-- TE Jared Cook (signed 2-year deal worth $10.6 million, $5 million guaranteed)
-- OL Marshall Newhouse (signed 2-year deal with $3.5 million, $500,000 guaranteed)
-- WR Cardarrelle Patterson (signed 2-year deal worth $8.5 million, $5 million guaranteed)
-- LB Jelani Jenkins (signed 1-year deal worth $1 million, $100,000 guaranteed)
-- QB EJ Manuel (signed 1-year deal with $800,000, $0 guaranteed)
-- RB Marshawn Lynch (signed 2-year deal worth up to $16.5 million, $9 million base salary)

-- LS Jon Condo (signed a 1-year, $1 million contract; $250,000 guaranteed)
-- WR Seth Roberts (signed ERFA tender; $615,000)
-- TE Gabe Holmes (signed ERFA tender, $540,000)
-- OL Denver Kirkland (signed ERFA tender, $540,000)
-- DL Denico Autry (signed original-round RFA tender, $1.797 million)

-- LB Malcolm Smith (signed 5-year deal with 49ers worth $26.5 million contract, $12 million guaranteed)
-- S Nate Allen (signed 1-year deal with Miami worth $3.4 million, $1.4 million guaranteed)
-- CB DJ Hayden (signed 1-year deal with Detroit worth $3.59 million, $1.25 million guaranteed)
-- QB Matt McGloin (signed 1-year deal with Philadelphia worth $800,000, $0 guaranteed)
-- WR Andre Holmes (signed 3-year deal with Buffalo worth $5.15 million, $2.45 million guaranteed)
-- OT Menelik Watson (signed 3-year deal with Denver worth $18.75 million, $5.5 million guaranteed)
-- LB Daren Bates (signed 3-year deal with Tennessee worth $6 million, $1 million guaranteed)
-- S Brynden Trawick (signed 2-year contract with Tennessee worth $4.75 million, $3 million guaranteed)
-- RB Latavius Murray (signed 3-year deal with Minnesota worth $15 million, $3.4 million guranteed)
-- TE Mychal Rivera (signed 2-year deal with Jacksonville worth $3.25 million, $750,000 guaranteed)
-- DT Stacy McGee (signed 5-year deal with Washington worth $25 million, $6.25 million guaranteed)

-- LB Perry Riley
-- S SaQwan Edwards (released)

UFA-Unrestricted free agent: Free to sign with any team
RFA-Restricted free agent: Raiders have right to match any offer sheet
EFA-Exclusive rights free agent: Player has no outside negotiating power

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1. First round, No. 24 overall:
CB Gareon Conley, Ohio State
2. Second round, No. 56 overall: S Obi Melifonwu, Connecticut
3. Third round, No. 88 overall: DT Eddie Vanderdoes, UCLA
4. Fourth round, No. 130 overall: OT David Sharpe, Florida
5. Fifth round, No. 168 overall: LB Marquel Lee, Wake Forest
6. Seventh round, No. 221 overall: S Shalom Luani, Washington State
7. Seventh round, No. 231 overall: OT Jylan Ware, Alabama State
8. Seventh round, No. 242 overall: RB Elijah Hood, North Carolina

9 Seventh round, No. 244 overall: DT Treyvon Hester, Toledo

NOTE: Raiders undrafted free agent signings can be tracked here.



Source: Raiders trading veteran WR Patterson to Patriots


Source: Raiders trading veteran WR Patterson to Patriots

The Raiders are trading receiver/kickoff returner Cordarrelle Patterson to the New England Patriots, a league source told NBC Sports Bay Area on Sunday afternoon.

The Raiders will receive a fifth-round pick, while sending a sixth-round pick back to New England, according to the NFL Network. Patterson must pass a physical to complete the transaction, NFL Network is also reporting.

The moved frees $3.25 million in salary cap space for a Raiders team that was up against the NFL spending threshold. Former Washington receiver Ryan Grant is reportedly visiting the Raiders’ Alameda complex soon. Grant is available after a failed physical voided his free-agent deal with Baltimore. He passed a physical in Indianapolis, NFL Network reported, but left the Colts without a contract. Grant is a surehanded target who averaged 12.7 yards per receptions and had just three drops in 63 targets. 

The Raiders will likely add another receiver if Grant doesn't come aboard. One of head coach Jon Gruden's preference could be found in the NFL draft if Grant goes elsewhere.

The Raiders also added receiver Griff Whalen, a Stanford alum who has some returning experience, before free agency began. 

Patterson proved a productive, explosive member of last year’s offense, primarily as a gadget player. Patterson finished the season with 31 catches for 309 yards, and had 13 receptions for 121 yards and two touchdowns.

He never became a steady, standard receiving option, and wasn’t able to shed his reputation as a relatively poor route runner. That likely made him expendable in  Gruden’s eye. He needs quality routes and steady hands from his wideouts.

That outweighs Patterson’s prowess returning kickoffs. The two-time All-Pro averages 30.2 yards per kickoff return over five seasons, with five return touchdowns to his credit.

The Patriots are well known for excellent special teams play, and needed a returner with Dion Lewis leaving for Tennessee in free agent. The Super Bowl runners up now have a dynamic returner and gunner to pair with solid coverage and return units.

This is a developing story. Check back for further details.

Raiders 2018 offseason scorecard


Raiders 2018 offseason scorecard


Veteran additions
WR Jordy Nelson (cut by Green Bay): 2 years/$15 million, $13 million guaranteed
CB Rashaan Melvin (UFA; Indianapolis): 1 year/$6.5 million
LB Tahir Whitehead (UFA; Detroit): 3 years/$18 million, $9 million guaranteed)
S Marcus Gilchrist (UFA; Houston): 1 year
RB Doug Martin (cut by Tampa Bay): 1 year
FB Keith Smith (UFA; Dallas): 2 years/$4.2 million
TE Derek Carrier (UFA; L.A. Rams): 3 years/$7 million
DE Tank Carradine (UFA; San Francisco): 1 year
LB Kyle Wilbur (UFA; Dallas): 2 years/$3.25 million
LS Andrew DePaola (UFA; Chicago): 4 years/$4.27 million
WR Griff Whalen (but by Baltimore)

Re-signed/extensions/contract tenders offered
DT Justin Ellis (UFA): 3 years/$15 million; $6 million guaranteed)
TE Lee Smith (UFA): 3 years
K Giorgio Tavecchio (ERFA): 1 year/$555,000
DE/LB Shilique Calhoun (ERFA): 1 year/$630,000
S Erik Harris (ERFA)
DE James Cowser (ERFA)
OL Denver Krikland (ERFA)

CB Sean Smith (released)
CB David Amerson (released; Kansas City)
RT Marshall Newhouse (released)
LB Aldon Smith (released)
WR Michael Crabtree (released; Baltimore)
DL Denico Autry (UFA; Indianapolis)
CB TJ Carrie (UFA; Cleveland)
WR Cordarrelle Patterson (traded, along with a sixth-round pick, to New England for fifth-round pick)  

S Reggie Nelson (UFA)
K Sebastian Janikowski (UFA)
LB NaVorro Bowman (UFA)
LS Jon Condo (UFA)
QB EJ Manuel (UFA)
S Keith McGill (UFA)

UFA-Unrestricted free agent: Free to sign with any team
ERFA-Exclusive rights free agent: Player has no outside negotiating power

NOTE: Contract figures obtained by, league sources, NFLPA sources or

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1. First round:
No. 10 overall
2. Second round:No. 41 overall
3. Third round: No. 75 overall
4. Fourth round: No. 110 overall
5. Sixth round: No. 185 overall
6. Sixth round: No. 192 overall
7. Sixth round: No. 210 overall*
8. Sixth round: No. 212 overall*
9. Sixth round: No. 216 overall*
10. Sixth round: No. 217 overall*
11. Seventh round: No. 228 overall
* compensatory pick