Cory Littleton will be released by the Raiders as a post-June 1st cut.
The move will create $4 million in dead cap space, but will also free up $11.75 million in cap space. The Raiders will likely use the additional cap space either to fill some additional holes or to sign their draft selections.
Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Raiders and LB Cory Littleton agreed to work the veteran linebackers deal that will save the team $4.4 million against the cap.
The salary cap moves continue for the Raiders as on Friday morning the team agreed to restructure the contracts of veteran linebackers Cory Littleton and Nick Kwiatkoski. The moves will save the team a little over $7.1 million against the cap.
Linebacker Cory Littleton has agreed to a deal with the Raiders worth up to $36 million over three years, according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
Littleton was considered by many to be the top inside and coverage linebacker on the market after a solid 2019, and the Raiders were able to get him on a three-year deal as they continue to reshape their roster.
Cory Littleton finished Sunday’s 34-7 win over the Cardinals with eight total tackles (six solo) and one sack.
Littleton has 102 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and two interceptions through Week 13. He is a top-tier LB1 and should be started in all leagues.
Cory Littleton ended Monday’s 45-6 loss to the Ravens with 12 total tackles (five solo).
Littleton leads all Rams in tackles with 94 through Week 12. During that same span, he has two interceptions, 1.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. Continue to start Littleton on a regular basis.