Tahir Whitehead has been released by the Las Vegas Raiders. Cutting Whitehead saves the Raiders $6 million in cap space for the 2020 NFL Season. Raiders Rumors have been swirling all off season about cutting Tahir Whitehead despite signing a three-year, $19MM contract with the Raiders back in 2018. Mitchell Renz, host of the Raiders Report, discusses the Raiders releasing Tahir Whitehead and takes a look at free agent Linebackers and draft prospects for Tahir Whitehead replacements.
Tahir Whitehead was set to make $7.3 million in the 2020 season. Over the last two seasons, Whitehead has started every game and has recorded back-to-back 100 tackle seasons with one interception and one forced fumble. The Raiders could look to add depth in the linebacker position in NFL Free Agency or in the 2020 NFL Draft.
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The Las Vegas Raiders now have just over $56 million in cap space heading into the 2020 NFL season. Cory Littleton, Joe Schobert or Blake Martinez could be possible options to sign in free agency. If the Raiders choose to look to the NFL Draft, Isaiah Simmons, Kenneth Murray and Patrick Queens could be taken with the Raiders #19 pick.
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