Raiders: 5 moves to clear $13 million in cap space for 2022
Cut Amik Robertson
When the Raiders drafted Amik Robertson back in 2020, he made a solid impression early on, and many thought he could supplant Lamarcus Joyner as the team’s slot cornerback. However, Robertson has made two starts during his first two NFL seasons, has yet to intercept a pass, and has been a liability in the secondary at times.
Cutting Robertson would net the Raiders almost $800 thousand in cap space, and while that is not enough, it is money to use elsewhere. With the emergence of Nate Hobbs, Robertson’s chance to lock down the slot corner spot is over, and he would likely be best served to go somewhere else and try to earn a starting job.
The Raiders have some decisions to make this offseason with Derek Carr, Marcus Mariota, and Nathan Peterman. What does the future hold for this trio?
So there you have it, $13 million for the Raiders to spend elsewhere, giving them over $30 million to start free agency with. They may want to bring in a high-priced offensive tackle or wide receiver via free agency, and now, they would have enough money to at least make a run at one.