The Oakland Raiders announced Wednesday that they have released guard Cooper Carlisle and defensive tackle John Henderson. Combined, the moves clear $7 million in salary off the Raiders’ 2012 books.
Henderson was released with the “failed physical” designation after played through knee woes in 2011. He was owed $4 million in salary. Henderson is 32 years old.
Carlisle is going on age 35 and was due $3 million.
These are the kinds of players with which new G.M. Reggie McKenzie is aggressively looking to part.