Raiders save another $2.25 million by cutting Hiram Eugene

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The Raiders continue to dump salaries in order to get in compliance with the salary cap.

On Friday, in addition to cutting starting cornerback Chris Johnson, the team also announced that safety Hiram Eugene has been released.  Technically, Eugene failed a physical.

His departure clears $2.25 million in salary off the books.  Because Eugene was placed on injured reserve in August 2011 after suffering a dislocated hip in the preseason opener, he may be eligible for up to $1 million as injury protection under Title 45 of the new CBA.

Starting in 2016, those payments will count against the salary cap.  For now, they don’t.

32 responses to “Raiders save another $2.25 million by cutting Hiram Eugene

  1. Clearing out the Davis scholarship players will be a lengthy process.
    I’m glad it’s started….

  2. NO special team player or specialist should be earning 2.5Million dollars in the NFL. Period! unless his name is Janokowski or Shane Lechler.

  3. He was great on special teams and a solid backup safety. Unfortunately the injury last year made him expendable. McKenzie made the right business decision but I honestly hope he catches on with another team.

  4. Eugene can blame Hue for getting cut

    Failing to recognize his team kicked off 2x to start the half, directly led to Eugene (their gunner) dislocating his hip for a reported potentially career ending injury to open the 2nd half.

  5. As bad as Eugene was at safety, he was as good on Special Teams.

    He’ll probably resign for less money.

  6. According to the trainers, when Bo Jackson dislocated his hip on the last play of his career he was so strong that he himself popped it back in while laying on the field…

  7. brownsgirl84 says: Mar 11, 2012 12:22 AM

    now if only the raiders were as good at winning as they seem to be in creating cap space
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    Smack from a Browns fan, really?

  8. There were 4 of them the size of my fist but I couldnt wait to eat so… 😀
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    Hey bro, thats 26+m we just cleared. Curry was yesterdays achievement. Henderson is next. Process is over. We cut or restructure Wimbley and now we’re signing new people.

  9. now if only the raiders were as good at winning as they seem to be in creating cap space
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    Really, Browns fan? We may have drafted JaMarcus, but we didn’t blow the #1 pick TWICE in a row. Hey, which are you more bitter about; Tim Couch or Courtney Brown?

    And I was at the Raiders/Browns game last year. Usually Raiders fans rip at opposing teams’ fans for coming to OAK. I saw one Browns fan, and he was accepted into our tailgate before the game. The reason? We felt bad for him.

  10. Really, Browns fan? We may have drafted JaMarcus, but we didn’t blow the #1 pick TWICE in a row. Hey, which are you more bitter about; Tim Couch or Courtney Brown?

    And I was at the Raiders/Browns game last year. Usually Raiders fans rip at opposing teams’ fans for coming to OAK. I saw one Browns fan, and he was accepted into our tailgate before the game. The reason? We felt bad for him.

    did you guys talk about what it must feel like to be relevent again & all the woulda, shoulda, coulda games over the years????

  11. First I was just hopefull we could clear space and not lose too many solid players, but with the way Regg is workin it. Now, I’m thinkin, lets keep goin and clear more to make a splash or 2 in FA. with Matt Shaughnessy being health and coming back (dont forget he is way better than Kam) go ahead and cut Wimbley and gett a couple of O-lineman. Like say Carl Nicks and Scott Wells.

  12. cali49er707 says: Mar 11, 2012 11:33 AM

    did you guys talk about what it must feel like to be relevent again & all the woulda, shoulda, coulda games over the years????

    Looks like Niner fan has blocked out the memories of their own pitiful performance over the past decade or so. That’s what so great about the NFL. One decent season is all it takes to make fans feel good about themselves.

  13. raiderapologist says:
    Mar 11, 2012 12:22 PM
    cali49er707 says: Mar 11, 2012 11:33 AM

    did you guys talk about what it must feel like to be relevent again & all the woulda, shoulda, coulda games over the years????

    Looks like Niner fan has blocked out the memories of their own pitiful performance over the past decade or so. That’s what so great about the NFL. One decent season is all it takes to make fans feel good about themselves.

    thats right, im sure your fortunes will change with some future HOF you pick in the 1st round this april

  14. cali49er707 says: Mar 11, 2012 1:04 PM

    raiderapologist says:
    Mar 11, 2012 12:22 PM
    cali49er707 says: Mar 11, 2012 11:33 AM

    thats right, im sure your fortunes will change with some future HOF you pick in the 1st round this april

    Well, they won’t have a shot at an Alex Smith or Michael Crabtree this year, but that is off the subject.

  15. yea u can have alex through free-agency & who needs crabtree when u got the steal of the draft in DHB right(LOL) you dont have a leg to stand on we have beat u bums the last 3 meetings regular and pre- seasons. instead of saving 2.5 cutting eugene why dont you save face and join the arena football league, you might win more then 8 games in a season

  16. What about cutting Darren McFadden or restructuring his contract– this guy has not played a full season since he came into the League! Restructure his contract and Resign M. Bush who has proven himself by carrying the load three years in a row. M. Bush should be the starter for the Raiders!!! Reggie are you listen?

  17. cali49er707 says: Mar 11, 2012 4:28 PM

    if u sign alex then we will sign JAMARCUS RUSSEL remember him buddy????LOL

    All I said was one good season can erase a lot of bad memories. Have your mom go back and read it to you again.

  18. raiderapologist says:
    Mar 12, 2012 2:09 PM
    cali49er707 says: Mar 11, 2012 4:28 PM

    if u sign alex then we will sign JAMARCUS RUSSEL remember him buddy????LOL

    All I said was one good season can erase a lot of bad memories. Have your mom go back and read it to you again.

    your name is so fitting “traderapologists” haveing to apologize for your garbage team & your garbage fanbase, the traders suck & the sooner u accept it, the better off you will be. everyear trader fans think they are superbowl bound & then by week 4 they dont know their record or dont know their head coach. let me guess you are one of the trader fans who like them for their colors right??? now go home & tell YOUR MOMMY

  19. raiderapologist says:
    Mar 12, 2012 10:13 PM
    cali49er707 says: Mar 12, 2012 9:10 PM

    your name is so fitting “traderapologists”

    Don’t look now, but your IQ is showing.

    yea ok…………… I WILL BE THE ADULT & END IT HERE

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