The Oakland Raiders are still trying to get themselves out from under a number of large contracts that have been preventing them from being big players in the free agent market. Now, it looks like defensive tackle Tommy Kelly may be the next man out the door as a cap casualty for the Oakland Raiders.

Kelly told Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle that he believes the team is moving in a new direction and that the writing is on the wall with regards to his future with the team that signed him as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2004. After spending nine seasons with the team, Kelly is likely on the way out the door because despite a few really good seasons his play has never fully lived up to the big contract he was given in 2008.

After a pretty quiet beginning to the off season, the Raiders have made a number of moves in recent days in order to clear cap space. First, they re-structured the contracts of guard Mike Brisiel and safety Tyvon Branch. Those two moves have taken the Raiders $6 million dollars below the salary cap heading into the beginning of the league year on Tuesday.