Yates says Las Vegas converted $2.885 million of Kwiatkoski’s base salary into a signing bonus to spread out over the remainder of his deal, which created $2.308 million in additional cap space for the Raiders.
Kwiatkoski, 27, is a former fourth-round pick of the Bears back in 2016. He finished the final year of his four-year, $2.915 million contract and made a base salary of $720,000 in 2019.
Kwiatkoski was testing unrestricted free agency last year for the first time in his career when he agreed to a three-year, $21 million deal with $13.5 million guaranteed with the Raiders.
In 2020, Nick Kwiatkoski appeared in 12 games for the Raiders and recorded 81 tackles, one sack, an interception, a forced fumble and four passes defended.