The Las Vegas Raiders continue to try to create salary cap room for free agency as they have reportedly decided to cut guard Richie Incognito.
The #Raiders will be releasing Richie Incognito because of their salary cap. He is 100% healthy and looks forward to continuing his career there or elsewhere, source said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 5, 2021
However, The Athletic reports that Incognito will likely return to Las Vegas at a reduced price.
The Raiders have previously cut wide receiver Tyrell Williams and have reportedly decided to cut fellow starting guard Gabe Jackson. With these three cuts, the Raiders are about $4 million under the projected $180 million NFL salary cap.
Thus. they will need to do more salary chopping. Players who could get cut include right tackle Trent Brown, backup quarterback Marcus Mariota, defensive back Lamarcus Joyner, safety Jeff Heath and running back Jalen Richard.
Incognito will turn 38 in July and he missed most of last season with a leg injury. If he doesn’t return, the Raiders will need to try to re-sign Denzelle Good (they should anyway) and second-year player John Simpson could start.
Stay tuned in the coming days for more cuts as the Raiders continue to massage their cap space.