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Rodney Hudson helps Raiders create $9 million in cap space

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Las Vegas has a little more room to work with moving forward

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After a busy offseason the Las Vegas Raiders were running out of cap space for 2020 and they hadn’t even signed two first round picks yet. Or any other rookies. That’ll make the space disappear quickly and to get ahead of that without making a release, the Raiders converted $11.6 million of center Rodney Hudson’s base salary into a roster bonus, creating $9.28 million in cap space for next season according to Field Yates.

Hudson signed a three-year, $33.75 million extension on August 30 of last year with $24.4 million guaranteed. The 30-year-old three-time Pro Bowler now has a cap hit of $5.2 million per OverTheCap.com and Vegas may have the same — $5.2 million — in space. (This almost looks like an error at OTC, but perhaps just a coincidence.)

The Raiders added two void years at the end of the deal in 2023 and 2024 to spread out the bonus, which accounts for a $2.3 million hit in each of those seasons.