The Oakland Raiders had more cap room than anyone at the start of free agency and have used that cap room to sign the likes of offensive tackle Austin Howard, defensive end Justin Tuck, cornerback Tarell Brown, defensive lineman Antonio Brown, wide receiver James Jones, offensive lineman Donald Penn, running back Maurice Jones-Drew and most recently, cornerback Carlos Rogers. They’ve also re-signed safety Charles Woodson and running back Darren McFadden.
On Tuesday, the Raiders lost a player when the team announced the release of veteran guard Mike Brisiel.
The Raiders have released G Mike Brisiel.
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) April 1, 2014
Although many thought Brisiel was going to retire (and the Raiders obviously hoped he would), according to Scott Blair of CSN California, he plans to return in 2014.
In terms of Brisiel retiring, his agent said a few weeks ago that Mike planned to return in 2014.
— Scott Bair (@BairCSN) April 1, 2014
Brisiel went undrafted out of Colorado State in 2006 and after a year in NFL Europe, he caught on with the Houston Texans. He signed with the Raiders in 2012.