Carlisle, Henderson next to go

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ProFootballTalk.com is reporting the Raiders have parted ways with veteran guard Cooper Carlisle ($2.1 million against the cap) and defensive tackle John Henderson ($4 million). These moves are by no means a surprise, as both players were overpaid. The number of releases needed to make this team financially viable is, however, concerning; not so much for starters but in terms of depth. There will be a lot of new names on the roster this year, as the Raiders move from the era of Al Davis to that of Reggie McKenzie. Carlisle, the Raiders longest tenured offensive lineman, could return at a reduced salary, as he has proven to be more effective in a zone blocking system in years past.

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