Field Yates of ESPN reports that Raiders DB Neiko Thorpe has agreed to take a pay cut to remain with the team.
According to Yates, Thorpe was due $2.553 million for the 2016 season. However, he’s agreed to reduce his total compensation down to $1 million, which includes a base salary of $675,000.
The Raiders used a second-round restricted tender on Thorpe several months ago that would have cost them $2.553 million for the 2016 season. However, it appears as though they convinced Thorpe that taking a pay cut was his best option to make the team this summer.
Thorpe, 26, originally signed on with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Auburn back in 2012. He spent two years in Kansas City before he signed a future/reserve contract with the Raiders at the end of 2014.
Thorpe returned to Oakland on a one-year exclusive rights deal last year.
In 2015, Thorpe appeared in 14 games and recorded 40 tackles, one interception and six pass defenses.