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Incentive bonuses raise Raiders above salary cap floor

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Two weeks ago, the NFLPA announced the figures for each NFL team in relation to the four-year average salary cap floor. The results revealed the Raiders were the only team in the league that hadn’t reached it. As of today, that is no longer the case.

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie spoke with Alex Marvez of Sirius XM NFL radio where he announced that due to incentives reached this season, the team has now surpassed the minimum salary requirements.

The previous amount the Raiders were under the floor was just over $2 million. That was never going to be a difficult amount to overcome by the March deadline. Even a minor extension would have done that. But now even that won’t be necessary.

Tuesday night the Pro Bowl rosters were announced. With that four Raiders players received bonuses totaling $900K. The remaining million plus was filled with other incentives which are typically things like starts, playing time, and other game stats.