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Looking toward 2013: Free agents & salary increases

The Raiders have some big names becoming free agents at the end of this season, Shane Lechler and Brandon Myers, to name two. Looking at the list below, who are you glad to lose and who do they need to keep?

Name @Position

Contract

End Year

Free Agent

Shane Lechler @Punter

4 yr/$16,000,000

2012

2013

Matt Leinart @Quarterback

1 yr/$700,000

2012

2013

Jeremy Stewart @Running Back

1 yr/$390,000

2012

2013

Mike Goodson @Running Back

4 yr/$2,242,000

2012

2013

Rashawn Jackson @Running Back

1 yr/$390,000

2012

2013

Owen Schmitt @Fullback

1 yr/$700,000

2012

2013

Khalif Barnes @Tackle

1 yr/$2,000,000

2012

2013

Alex Parsons @Center

1 yr/$390,000

2012

2013

Cooper Carlisle @Guard

1 yr/$925,000

2012

2013

Brandon Myers @Tight End

4 yr/$1,841,000

2012

2013

Derek Hagan @Wide Receiver

1 yr/$700,000

2012

2013

Desmond Bryant @Defensive Tackle

1 yr/$1,927,000

2012

2013

Jamie Cumbie @Defensive Tackle

1 yr/$390,000

2012

2013

Kaelin Burnett @Defensive End

1 yr/$390,000

2012

2013

Andre Carter @Defensive End

1 yr/$925,000

2012

2013

Matt Shaughnessy @Defensive End

4 yr/$2,602,250

2012

2013

Omar Gaither @Linebacker

1 yr/$700,000

2012

2013

Philip Wheeler @Linebacker

1 yr/$700,000

2012

2013

Ron Bartell @Cornerback

1 yr/$3,000,000

2012

2013

Brandian Ross @Cornerback

1 yr/$390,000

2012

2013

Phillip Adams @Cornerback

1 yr/$540,000

2012

2013

Joselio Hanson @Cornerback

2 yr/$1,800,000

2012

2013

Matt Giordano @Safety

1 yr/$825,000

2012

2013

Mike Mitchell @Safety

4 yr/$3,778,000

2012

2013

We also have some contracts that need to be restructured or dumped as Salary Increases come up in 2013. Who would you dump? Who would you fight to restructure? Will Seymour be a Raider when he is 50 if we keep restructuring?

Player

2012

2013

Increase

Carson Palmer

$825,000

$13,000,000

$12,175,000

Richard Seymour

$925,000

$7,500,000

$6,575,000

Tyvon Branch

$1,000,000

$6,000,000

$5,000,000

Mike Brisiel

$700,000

$4,350,000

$3,650,000

Michael Huff

$700,000

$4,000,000

$3,300,000

Darrius Heyward-Bey

$5,279,000

$7,721,000

$2,442,000

Sebastian Janikowski

$1,700,000

$3,800,000

$2,100,000

Marcel Reece

$540,000

$1,423,000

$883,000

Tommy Kelly

$6,000,000

$6,500,000

$500,000

Darren McFadden

$5,650,000

$5,856,250

$206,250

Dave Tollefson

$700,000

$900,000

$200,000

Stefen Wisniewski

$562,973

$750,946

$187,973

Miles Burris

$390,000

$480,000

$90,000

Jamize Olawale

$390,000

$480,000

$90,000

Lucas Nix

$390,000

$480,000

$90,000

Christo Bilukidi

$390,000

$480,000

$90,000

Tony Bergstrom

$390,000

$480,000

$90,000

Juron Criner

$390,000

$480,000

$90,000

Jack Crawford

$390,000

$480,000

$90,000

Rod Streater

$390,000

$480,000

$90,000

Richard Gordon

$465,000

$555,000

$90,000

Terrelle Pryor

$465,000

$555,000

$90,000

Taiwan Jones

$465,000

$555,000

$90,000

Denarius Moore

$465,000

$555,000

$90,000

David Ausberry

$465,000

$555,000

$90,000

Willie Smith

$465,000

$555,000

$90,000

Coye Francies

$540,000

$630,000

$90,000

Lamarr Houston

$540,000

$630,000

$90,000

Jared Veldheer

$490,000

$575,000

$85,000

Keenan Clayton

$490,000

$575,000

$85,000

Jon Condo

$1,175,000

$1,200,000

$25,000

Total Increase

$38,854,223

So, if you are in Reggie's seat, what's your plan?

*I know that some of these players are no longer Raiders, but I do not know if their buyouts will hit our cap next year so I left them on.

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