To noone’s great surprise, the Raiders have cut Kerry Collins.
The Oakland Raiders released quarterback Kerry Collins on Friday, an expected salary-cap move that was delayed five days after the NFL and its union postponed the start of free agency. The Raiders had to make the tough decision on the fate of Collins, who knew his time with the team was probably up because he would be too expensive. By releasing Collins, Oakland will save $9.2 million against the salary cap once bonuses are factored into the figures.
The Raiders thought they would be forced to let Collins go Sunday after the NFL and its union broke off talks earlier in the day, failing to agree upon an elevated cap number that would have allowed teams to keep certain high-priced veterans.
Collins, 33, went 7-21 in two years as Oakland’s starter and said at the end of the season he was willing to restructure his deal but wouldn’t play for “peanuts.”
Collins is still a better-than-average NFL starting quarterback but he’s not worth a $9.2 million cap hit. Given that the team is starting over yet again with a new head coach and new system, it probably doesn’t make much sense for the aging Collins to hang around.
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