Raiders jettison another big-money vet

As anticipated, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Oakland has cut defensive tackle Gerard Warren.

Warren was due a bonus of nearly $6 million. There was no way Oakland was going to keep Warren. He joins Javon Walker, Greg Ellis and Justin Fargas as players Oakland has cut for financial reasons this offseason. Oakland has not added anyone of note this offseason. However, it did spend huge money to keep kicker Sebastian Janikowski and defensive end Richard Seymour from entering free agency.

The Raiders continue to pay for their disastrous spending spree of 2008. Oakland spent wildly that offseason with virtually no payoff. Now, the team is trying to shed contracts.

Warren was decent, but he wasn’t a game-changer in Oakland. He was acquired from Denver in 2007. Watch for the Raiders to target the defensive line in the draft.