Sep 8, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Oakland Raiders helmet before the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders will have a lot of cap space to work with this offseason

The Oakland Raiders might have found their quarterback going forward in Matt McGloin, though they’ve said they aren’t closing the door on Terrelle Pryor.

The Raiders will have an opportunity to get significantly better in the offseason thanks to a lot of cap space. According to reports they could have up to $70 million to work with.

From Pro Football Talk:

Per a league source, the Raiders currently have only $57 million in 2014 salary-cap commitments.  Assuming a 2014 cap in the range of $125 million, that gives the Raiders $68 million to work with.

Throw in their remaining 2013 space of $2.7 million (which can automatically be carried over), and it puts them over $70 million under the cap.

This gives Oakland a chance to rebuild and bolster need positions if they can spend the money wisely and over a range of players. According to PFT they’ll have some competition in free agency, they said there are at least three teams with over $40 million in cap space to work with.

  • Jaguars ($58 million with 44 contracts)
  • Browns ($49 million with 52 contracts)
  • Bears ($47 million with only 26 contracts)
  • ($39 million with 41 contracts)
  • Vikings ($27 million with 41 contracts)

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