Las Vegas Raiders 2022 training camp: 4 possible veteran cut candidates
Field Yates of ESPN reported that the Raiders and Denzelle Good agreed to rework his contract, resulting in the veteran lineman taking a roughly $2 million pay cut. However, the likelihood is that his new contract is fully guaranteed (unlike his previous deal) with an extra chunk of incentives attached based on playing time.
This arguably works in favor of Good, who is coming off a season in which he tore his ACL in Week 1 and will have to win the starting right guard job through training camp.
Even with his reworked contract the latter part of that statement still rings true: Good will have to win back his starting job. Las Vegas drafted Dylan Parham to add versatile depth on the offensive line and you can throw his name in competing for the starting right guard spot. Alex Leatherwood and Lester Cotton Sr. are also in the mix for the starting nod as well.
Good simply has to show that he can return to pre-injury form and the starting job is his, but that can still be a tall task for the 31-year-old. All signs point to Good being named the starter but if the tables turn then the Raiders will have no choice but to trim the names on the offensive line. Even with his reworked deal Good could potentially be one of the more surprising veteran cuts by the Raiders.