A bit of non-NFL Draft news for you here on this Friday afternoon.
As the Oakland Raiders continue to try and fill the holes that plagued them a year ago and sent them to an ugly 6-10 regular season, general manager Reggie McKenzie has restructured one of his team's contract, creating more than $5 million in cap space.
The man in question? Pro Bowl center Rodney Hudson.
The Raiders have converted $7.085M of Pro Bowl C Rodney Hudson’s 2018 base salary into a bonus, creating $5.668M in much needed cap space, according to a league source.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 27, 2018
Hudson, 28, has played a huge part in what has at times been a dominant Raiders offensive line over the course of the past three seasons after spending the first four years of his career in Kansas City.
According to the report, Oakland will take $7.085 million from Rodney Hudson's salary and convert it into a bonus, allowing him to collect the money in a way that is friendlier to the team's salary cap situation.
Rodney Hudson is a true team player!— Lord Manny Targaryen (@MannyDouglas419) April 27, 2018
With holes that remain in the team's secondary and defensive line, this move will allow the club to navigate the remaining free agents, adding a piece or two prior to the 2018 season.
Hudson is drawing praise from the Raider faithful for this unselfish move. Props to him for placing the needs of his current and future teammates ahead of his own.