The Raiders didn’t make any splashy signings on the first official day of free agency, but the team didn’t spend Tuesday entirely idle.
Oakland announced it has released wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, defensive back Michael Huff and defensive end David Tollefson.
DHB was slated to make $7.721 million in 2013, and his release saves the Raiders $5.341 million against the cap. In four seasons, he caught 11 TD’s and averaged 37 receiving yards per game.
Huff was scheduled to make $4 million for the upcoming season with a $4 million roster bonus due his way in addition.
The Raiders signed Tollefson to a two-year deal last season hoping he would be a solid contributor to the pass rush. You probably know where this is heading. Unsurprisingly, he was a bust, an all-to-familiar fate in Oakland recently. He ended 2012 with half a sack. Oakland saves $1.6 million against the cap by cutting him.
The Raiders also announced they signed restricted free agent Phillip Adams to a one-year deal. One year, $630,000.