Oakland Raiders are going to have around 60-65 million in salary cap space
The exact figure for the 2014 salary cap will not be determined until early March, but it should be within a range of $123 million to $128 million. Regardless, discussion on free-agent spending should probably begin with the Oakland Raiders.
After two years spent in cap purgatory, the Raiders will enter the offseason with only about half of their 2014 cap accounted for which is before any adjustments or credit from the previous year. They will have between $60 million and $65 million to spend, if they choose to do so.
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie is a disciple of conservative Green Bay Packers counterpart Ted Thompson, so an irresponsible spending spree seems unlikely unless demanded by owner Mark Davis. But with McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen entering the third year of their tenures, the urgency to win in 2014 is significant.