Darrius Heyward-Bey must take a pay cut or else he could be gone

Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times believes that wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey will be released by the Raiders this offseason if he doesn’t agree to restructure his contract.

Heyward-Bey is scheduled to make $7.7 million in 2013, which is the final year of his current deal.

While Heyward-Bey has shown some improvement, he’s not worth that much money and the Raiders will need to free up some cap space continue to improve their roster under their current regime.