Sources told NFL Network that the Raiders will be "ready and will to spend for star power" even after acquiring Brown and reworking his contract. The report referred to the Raiders as a "sleeper team" for the free agent ball-carrier.
The Raiders have more than $58.7 million in salary cap space, even after getting Brown, according to OverTheCap.com.
Sources told NFL Network that the Eagles are also interested in running back Tevin Coleman, who is expected to command about half the salary of Bell. Sources told NFL Network that Coleman's salary might be "too pricey" for the Eagles at $7 million.
The Colts lead the NFL in salary cap space, with $101.3 million. The Jets have the second-most room, followed by the Buffalo Bills, Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns. The Redskins have the least amount of salary cap space of the team's linked to Bell, at $13.3 million.