The Raiders have released 32-year old cornerback Chris Johnson. Johnson was chosen in the seventh round, out of Louisville, by Green Bay, and played for the Packers for two seasons. He later went to the St. Louis Rams in 2005, and had played with the Oakland Raiders for five seasons from 2007 to 2011. He, along with Stanford Routt, started at corner for the Raiders last year and now they're both gone.
Clearing out more salary-cap space, the Raiders released veteran cornerback Chris Johnson. No Stanford Routt, no Chris Johnson.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2012
Johnson, 32, was entering the final year of his contract and was scheduled to earn $3.5 million in base salary, which also represents his salary cap savings. Between the release of Johnson, and restructured contracts of Carson Palmer, Richard Seymour and Michael Huff, the Raiders have trimmed around $25 million in cap space this week.
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