Raiders release DT Washington, two others

Updated: March 2, 2006, 7:42 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The Raiders, who entered Thursday as the team most over the salary cap, released three players to save $8.8 million of cap room.

The Raiders released defensive tackle Ted Washington, guard Ron Stone and cornerback Denard Walker in the first wave of releases. The Raiders were $23.6 million over the cap. Now they still have to shave $14.8 million of cap room before Sunday night at midnight, the new extended deadline to comply.

Negotiations continue to restructure the contracts ...

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