The Oakland Raiders offensive line is expected to transition away from a zone-blocking scheme this season.
As such, right guard Cooper Carlisle could become an unnecessary expense for the team when it rolls back to a traditional, power-running scheme according to RotoWorld.com.
The team could save $2.1 million in cap space by releasing him as well. Some speculate the team could be cut costs after initial projections place them nearly $10 million over the proposed salary cap.
Carlisle was a favorite of former Raiders head coach Tom Cable who now serves as offensive line coach for the Seattle Seahawks.
However, Cable is first expected to target soon-to-be former Raider Robert Gallery once the lockout is lifted. Carlisle may be a second option if that proves to be the case.