The Las Vegas Raiders are in full swing in the salary cap dumping process as they are now reportedly parting ways with slot cornerback Lamarcus Joyner.
The #Raiders are releasing DB Lamarcus Joyner, source said. He was set to make $9.95M and in this cap environment, that was tough to make sense of. Another starter available in FA.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2021
The Raiders previously cut wide receiver Tyrell Williams and are reportedly going to release guards Gabe Jackson and Richie Incognito, although they may bring back Incognito on a lesser deal.
Las Vegas should be about $10 million under the projected $180 million salary cap. There is $2.5 million in dead cap space on Joyner’s contract, he signed a four-year, $42 million deal in 2019. Joyner made $22 million for 28 games for the Raiders, but didn’t have an interception with the Raiders and only defensed eight passes in two seasons.
The Raiders have made a lot of mistakes in free agency under Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock and Joyner is one of the bigger whiffs. His release is not a big surprise.
The Raiders will likely cut more players in the next week with right tackle Trent Brown and backup quarterback Marcus Mariota being possibilities.