How can the Raiders create cap space to acquire Jadeveon Clowney?

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The Las Vegas Raiders added two defensive lineman in free agency, signing Carl Nassib to a three-year, $25 million contract and Maliek Collins to a one-year, $6 million contract.

However, Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock are once again doing their due diligence on another defensive lineman.

According to Cecil Lammey of 104.3 The Fan, the Raiders have made an offer to defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. His report also indicates that two other teams are in the mix as well and they appear to be ahead of the Raiders at this time in the pecking order.

Clowney’s asking price at the start of free agency was set at $20 million per season. But as time has gone on, his contract demands have presumably plummeted to a lesser amount, creating more interest from teams around the league.

With that being said, let’s take a look at how the Raiders may be able to create enough cap space to potentially sign Jadeveon Clowney.