Last week, the Raiders cut guard Cooper Carlisle, clearing $3 million in base salary off the books for 2012. The Raiders have now brought him back.
The team has announced the return of Carlisle, along with the arrival of cornerback Shawntae Spencer.
“We are pleased to welcome Shawntae Spencer to the Raiders,” G.M. Reggie McKenzie said in a team-issued release. “In addition, we’re pleased to have Cooper, who has been a valued member of the offensive line, back with us.”
Carlisle started 79 of 80 games in five years with the team.
We’re told that Carlisle signed a one-year deal, likely for the one-year 10-season-plus veteran minimum of $925,000, with a cap number of $540,000.