ALAMEDA, California – Although Jordy Nelson received a $ 3.6 million roster bonus in December, and coach Jon Gruden said the veteran would return to the Oakland Raiders in 2019, the team released Nelson on Thursday announced the team. Nelson, who turns 34 on May 31, has caught 63 passes for 739 yards and three touchdowns over 15 games in a disjointed, injured season for Oakland.
The raiders also released the Cap Room in the quarterback. 19659002] "Usually, if you hand over a bonus for next season's season, there's a pretty good chance the guys will come back," Gruden said on December 28th. "If you've seen Jordy playing carefully the past four weeks when he was healthy, you see what he's capable of, and I think if we're improving that football team around some of the core people that are here, I think that You can see even better days.
"Well, yes, he'll do it back. "
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The receipts of receiver Antonio Brown in a trade and Tyrell Williams negotiated with Nelson seemingly dispensable.
Williams signed a $ 47 million deal with a guaranteed $ 22 million, a source said, adding that the Raiders gave Brown a new three-year contract worth up to $ 54.125 million with a guaranteed $ 30.125 million, a source told Schefter.
Nelson would have fully guaranteed his $ 3 million base salary on Sunday for 2019, and he'd managed a payroll limit of more than $ 5,368 million. Nelson, who tackled a knee problem last season, will cost Oakland $ 1.8 million in dead money.
Nelson spent the first 10 years of his career with the Green Bay Packers. At the end of last season, Nelson was open to the Raiders again in 2019.
"It's not always the player's choice, but yes, that's the plan," he said with a smile. "We've enjoyed our time here so far, it was fun to be with the team and start the recovery process and be a part of it, I think that's the plan."
Recipients of the Raiders are now Brown, Williams, Seth Roberts, Marcell Ateman, Keon Hatcher, Saeed Blacknall and Rashard Davis. Roberts, long considered to be a cutting candidate, is capped at $ 4.65 million with a base salary of $ 4.45 million for 2019 and no worries about dead money.
McCarron, who came to the Raiders in a trade with the Buffalo Bills a fifth round draft pick on September 1, appeared in two games in the mop-up service and completed one of three passes for eight yards while holding one Sack took. His base salary of $ 1.9 million would have been guaranteed on Sunday, though a roster bonus of $ 3 million would have been guaranteed on Friday.
But apart from McCarron, the Raiders saved $ 5 million in cap space. Nathan Peterman, earning $ 645,000 in 2019, is Derek Carr's only backup quarterback.
The move also seems to put Oakland on the market for another quarterback, be it in a free agency where the likes like Blake Bortles and Colin Kaepernick or the Draft. The Raiders have eight choices, including four selections in the first 35, and while Gruden has been associated with both Oklahoma's Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State, he and his staff trained Missouris Drew Lock, Daniel Jones of Duke, Ryan Finley and North Carolina State's Penn State Trace McSorley in the Senior Bowl in January.