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Raiders release displaced guard Mike Brisiel


Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time.

One of their former free agent answers needed just two years to become obsolete, as the Raiders released guard Mike Brisiel.

The Raiders announced they had released Brisiel, according to Scott Bair of

He signed a five-year, $20 million contract in 2012, but took a pay cut last year after they abandoned the zone blocking scheme he was brought there to be part of.

With this year’s acquisition of Austin Howard to play right guard, they didn’t need him, so  getting the $3.85 million off the books was of more benefit to them.

At least until they change directions again.

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47 Responses to “Raiders release displaced guard Mike Brisiel”
  1. raidernation32 says: Apr 1, 2014 4:26 PM

    I wonder who Reggie is clearing cap for now?

  2. raidernation32 says: Apr 1, 2014 4:27 PM

    I’m sure it’s for a vet

  3. junkmagnet2013 says: Apr 1, 2014 4:27 PM

    good. get rid of dead weight Reggie

  4. pooflingingmonkey says: Apr 1, 2014 4:29 PM

    Brisiel is probably glad. Now he can try out for a team with a chance at being successful.

  5. dielawn7 says: Apr 1, 2014 4:30 PM

    I’d still like to see Alex Mack Lol. I’m wondering what there gonna do with more $$… #RaiderNation

  6. raidersfolife says: Apr 1, 2014 4:31 PM

    Making room for Djax!!!

  7. nflofficeadmin says: Apr 1, 2014 4:31 PM

    Power run game. It worked for DMC under Hugh Jackson. Stay healthy and run hard.

  8. oakmeals85 says: Apr 1, 2014 4:31 PM

    Attaboy Big Reg, more money to add to our already ritches.

  9. calibear831 says: Apr 1, 2014 4:31 PM

    You guys always have to throw in that Last jab at the end.

  10. chicagosports2014 says: Apr 1, 2014 4:34 PM

    Raiders making room for DJac.

  11. nitemaresleepy says: Apr 1, 2014 4:35 PM

    Should have cut Barnes too, the guy is a penalty, false start, holding machine!

  12. r81ders says: Apr 1, 2014 4:37 PM

    Nice move how about getting champ Bailey put him as free safety

  13. takeittothehizzy says: Apr 1, 2014 4:39 PM

    He’s a pretty good player and a good fit for the Dolphins zone blocking scheme. With his ties to Miami’s OL coach wouldn’t be surprised at all if he signs with them for a 1 or 2 year deal on the cheap.

  14. hanspard says: Apr 1, 2014 4:39 PM

    Howard will be the RT.

  15. bmore44 says: Apr 1, 2014 4:49 PM

    Ravens calling to make a deal

  16. ncphinsfan says: Apr 1, 2014 4:51 PM

    He will be in a Dolphin Uniform. Book It!

  17. cuda1234 says: Apr 1, 2014 4:52 PM

    Making room for Incognito?

  18. raiderrob68 says: Apr 1, 2014 4:54 PM

    Why do they let this guy cover Raider stories? His act is wearing thin.

  19. raiderapologist says: Apr 1, 2014 4:58 PM

    That will give McKenzie 1.38M he can pay to Richie Incognito.

  20. nbcwantsitsmoneyback says: Apr 1, 2014 5:00 PM

    The cap savings is only about 1.5 mil there is still 3.5 in dead money but he wasn’t worth anything to the team so might as well move on.

  21. somethingsmellsrotten says: Apr 1, 2014 5:04 PM

    Exactly raiderrob68…I said pretty much the same thing, but I think I’m not as subtle…and as such have been blacklisted.

  22. trualblvr says: Apr 1, 2014 5:05 PM

    Wish you well Mike Brisiel.and thank you for your time with the Silver n Black.

  23. beattention says: Apr 1, 2014 5:08 PM

    I wish the raiders would move just to watch the fans go ballistic.

  24. badmoonrison says: Apr 1, 2014 5:08 PM

    Well we clearly overpaid for Breisel back in 2012. Glad he’s gone….

  25. badmoonrison says: Apr 1, 2014 5:11 PM

    Gotta agree about Kalif Barnes, they should cut him too or at least make him take a pay cut. He’s been a yellow flag magnet for his entire time in S&B…

  26. raiderrob68 says: Apr 1, 2014 5:18 PM

    somethingsmellsrotten, I’ve tried leaving not-so-subtle comments, but they always get deleted. Go Raiders!

  27. donnymacjack says: Apr 1, 2014 5:22 PM

    Hmm…the Seahawks could use some depth at guard…

  28. alonzodavid says: Apr 1, 2014 5:23 PM

    Zone Blocking, Check.
    Quality Program, Check.
    Defending Super Bowl Champs, Check.

    Come work for Tom Cable and block for Beast Mode!!!

    #Go Hawks!

  29. rolltide510 says: Apr 1, 2014 5:24 PM

    The one guy in 2012 who got a long term deal. Not the guys like Wheeler who were actually good, they got ‘show me’ contracts and showed different teams.

  30. radrntn says: Apr 1, 2014 5:28 PM

    i thought he would retire….with that said I will find it odd that we will now pay 9 million to a guard, but not to a WR.
    C’mon Reggie, get DJAX.

    Go Raiders, Go Reggie, Do DJAX!

  31. vegasgreek says: Apr 1, 2014 5:29 PM

    Reggie’s making room for CJ2K after he signs DJAX !

  32. 1nationraidernation says: Apr 1, 2014 5:34 PM

    does anybody really think for a moment that Sammy Watkins is dropping to 5, if you do , you are the same folks who think Jadeveon Clowney will be there at #6……keep drinking your kool aid.

  33. ecade25 says: Apr 1, 2014 5:38 PM

    Tom Cable was 17-27 and was 5-11 before Hue Got there , Hue Changed the Scheme From Zone to Power changed the Attitude of the Team and we went from 5-11 to 8-8 , Al Davis saw the Impact Hue had on the team and made him HC Hue took the Offense to top 5 running game and Top 10 Overall 8-8 in his first year as HC , Reggie comes in Fires the best Coach we’ve had in years for This bum DA 8-24 ..

  34. coalcreekrabbit says: Apr 1, 2014 5:58 PM

    I’m hoping they are making some room for Incognito!!

  35. r8dernation says: Apr 1, 2014 5:59 PM

    I hope Sammy doesn’t drop to 5. Either we get Mack or we trade down and load up some more picks for next year. Just watch, some team is going to get antsy for a QB and have to move up, and they’ll have to pay, and pay they will.

  36. djaehne says: Apr 1, 2014 6:03 PM

    Texans again.

  37. onderin says: Apr 1, 2014 6:06 PM

    Did a Raider fan take your lunch money or something? Can’t make one Raider article without throwing a jab at the team.

  38. raiderapologist says: Apr 1, 2014 6:11 PM

    rolltide510 says: Apr 1, 2014 5:24 PM

    The one guy in 2012 who got a long term deal. Not the guys like Wheeler who were actually good, they got ‘show me’ contracts and showed different teams.
    Wheeler showed the Dolphins that they would have been better off keeping Burnett. Wheeler stunk it up in Miami last season. Burnett wasn’t great in Oakland last year, but he played better than Wheeler, for a lot less money.

  39. jjackwagon says: Apr 1, 2014 6:18 PM

    Darin, why you always throwing jabs at Raider fans? The team has been beating them up for long, long , long time. There is no need for you to pile on.

  40. raiderapologist says: Apr 1, 2014 6:28 PM

    nitemaresleepy says: Apr 1, 2014 4:35 PM

    Should have cut Barnes too, the guy is a penalty, false start, holding machine!
    I’ll give Barnes a little love, since you guys are so hard on him. He played 735 snaps at LT filling in for Veldheer, and got flagged 11 times. Veldheer played 335 snaps at LT, and got flagged 6 times. Barnes didn’t get flagged on 333 snaps at LG. He’s not a great player, but he’s versatile, and cheap at 1.8M this season.

  41. nbcwantsitsmoneyback says: Apr 1, 2014 6:29 PM

    I’m not sure why all the hate on Kahlif Barnes the guy was like a swiss army knife last year,playing Right tackle, Left tackle and left guard and held up pretty well. That’s the reason they resigned him this year.

  42. raiderredleg says: Apr 1, 2014 7:27 PM

    Obviously K. Barnes is a “solid locker room presence” in addition to be cheap and versatile.

    Mike Brisiel is none of those thusly (as Jerry McDonald says) he can go “kick rocks”.

  43. rhemish says: Apr 1, 2014 8:55 PM

    I just gained some respect for Reggie m he has let a lot of people go and this proves he will admit when he himself misses on a free agent pick up GREAT M O V E REG this guy sucked

  44. greg2geez says: Apr 1, 2014 9:57 PM

    Brisiel is as tough as they come. He didn’t just play hurt he played injured to give Sparano some stability during the Oline merry go round last year. Under the circumstances Brisiel proved a solid professional, best of luck wherever he lands.

    That said the Raiders just got younger and better.

  45. somethinghappeninghere says: Apr 1, 2014 11:37 PM

    If he played with Benton on Texans and if Miami signs him, he still likely has something left in the tank. But since Wheeler wasn’t very good, maybe they won’t sign ex-Raiders after all.

    I mean Raider fans: you guys really wan them to sign a guy who pretty much blew up the Dolphins locker room last year (to the point where they were headed to playoffs, until they weren’t?) Then you can have him! You better have a coach with a clue though!

  46. cyraider says: Apr 1, 2014 11:54 PM

    Can this tool write one ‘article’ about something the Nation does without taking a shot at the end? I think Darin Gantt has a crush on Mark Davis and is trying to get his attention.

  47. michaelsfantasypicks says: Apr 2, 2014 1:32 PM

    Look Reggie is a scout first then a bean counter. Gone are the years we carry players that have salaries that don’t dictate their production. I still have not evaluated Reggie’s first draft….. Three years and I’ll answer that question.

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