What Raiders should do with their $18M in cap space

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As of Friday, the Oakland Raiders still possess over $18 million in cap space, per Over The Cap.

However, that figure is misleading as it does not include Raiders guard Gabe Jackson’s new extension, or two more draft picks Oakland still must sign that will cost around $4 million in total. Jackson signed a five-year, $56 million contract, $26 million guaranteed and an average annual salary of $11.2 million, per SpoTrac.

Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley should be expected to get around $3 million per year, based upon the players’ contracts around him and Raiders safety Obi Melfinowu should get around $800,000 based upon Houston Texans linebacker Zach Cunningham’s contract. 

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Calvin Johnson envious of Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch’s ‘great situation’

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Written by Ryan Lipton and Will Reeve Jr.

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has been traveling across Europe promoting the brand of American football recently. And in a recent press conference in Italy Johnson was unabashedly envious of Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch.

“He’s in a great situation,” Johnson said after being asked if Johnson has thought about playing with Lynch and the Raiders. per FIDAF TV.

Johnson actually visited Oakland’s facility this year as a guest of Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing, which naturally had Raiders fans salivating everywhere.

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