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Silver Minings: Raiders close to NFL lead in big contracts

Mark Davis has spent big this offseason

Las Vegas Raiders Mandatory Minicamp
Derek Carr
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So much has been made about how the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams spending big dollars.

But the Las Vegas Raiders aren’t that far behind them in the big-money spending game. According to NFL Research, the Rams have three players to make an average of $25 million per season. Yet, the Raiders and Cleveland Browns are right behind them with two players averaging $25 million or more on their current contract.

Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr just signed a three-year $121 million deal and new wide receiver Davante Adams signed a five-year $141.5 million deal. Pass-rush star Maxx Crosby is right behind them at $94 million for four years. Again, these are based on average per year contracts and each year may vary per contract structure.

Yet, this is a good indication that Raiders’ owner Mark Davis isn’t afraid to spend in Las Vegas.

In other Raiders’ news:

  • Rebuttal: The agent for Colin Kaepernick has disputed Warren Sapp’s claim that the quarterback’s recent workout with the Raiders went poorly.
  • Late additions? Bleacher Report has a list of veterans the Raiders should consider signing before training camp starts next month.
  • Mock draft: Check out who PFN has the Raiders drafting in a 2023 mock draft.