Oakland Raiders Cut Chris Johnson, Hiram Eugene - NBC Bay Area

Oakland Raiders Cut Chris Johnson, Hiram Eugene

Oakland moves on without Chris Johnson and safety Hiram Eugene



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    The Oakland Raiders have cut cornerback Chris Johnson and safety Hiram Eugene in their latest moves to get under the salary cap before Tuesday's deadline.

    The team announced the moves on Friday that shed about $6 million from next season's payroll.

    The Raiders have cut their two starting cornerbacks from the start of last season. Stanford Routt was released last month. Johnson played four games before being sidelined by an injured hamstring. Eugene missed all last season with a hip injury.

    The Raiders previously restructured the contracts of quarterback Carson Palmer, defensive tackle Richard Seymour and safety Michael Huff to save $20 million against the 2012 cap. Linebacker Aaron Curry also tweeted that he restructured his deal to help the Raiders save even more.