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Raiders Salary Cap Floor Calculations 2013-2016

The NFL requires every team to spend 89% of the salary cap in cash over a four-year period from 2013-2016. The Raiders spend just $63.4 million in cash last season, leaving a $46.1 million deficit to makeup over the next three years.

This can be made up by giving large signing bonuses or roster bonuses to free agents in any of the next three seasons. However, signing bonuses are prorated and would create dead money if that player is released in the future.

The better way to do things is use the available funds to give large roster bonuses, which is exactly what the Raiders are doing. Instead of trying to make up the cash deficit in one year by giving out large signing bonuses, it makes more sense to chip away at it a little bit every year. General manager Reggie McKenzie has been described as a slow and methodical man, so this is likely the route he will go.

Below is a chart that included the current cash the Raiders have devoted to the roster through 2016 according to overthecap.com. Th…

Just For Fun - Raiders 2014 Free Agency in Pictures

[caption id="attachment_2965" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Reggie "Lil Wayne" McKenzie[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2966" align="aligncenter" width="300"] It's "Breaking Bad" for the Raiders[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1023"] Al's Millions[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="456"] Reggie's Poker Face[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Scrooge McKenzie[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="599"] World Series of Reggie[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Crabby McKenzie[/caption]