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01-15-2020, 06:48 PM, (This post was last modified: 3 hours ago by kingdolfan3.)
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Big-Name NFL Players Who Could Get Cut This Offseason
Kristopher Knox January 15, 2020
https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2871206-big-name-nfl-players-who-could-get-cut-this-offseason#slide0

Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals
Though there are no guarantees, there's a strong chance the Cincinnati Bengals will use the No. 1 pick in April's draft on a new quarterback. If this is the plan, then veteran Andy Dalton could be let go.

Logistically, it would make sense to keep the nine-year veteran. He could play the mentor role and start if necessary while a player like LSU's Joe Burrow is groomed for the NFL. After such a long relationship, however, Cincinnati may be willing to let Dalton pursue a starting job if that's his wish.

Dalton has no guaranteed money on the final year of his contract.

Essentially, he could be cut as a favor of sorts or if the team doesn't feel like paying $17.7 million for a player who may not start more than a game or two.

Tony Jefferson, S, Baltimore Ravens
Tony Jefferson is a fantastic safety when healthy. Unfortunately, he was not that in 2019. A torn ACL ended his season after just five games, and it may end his time with the Baltimore Ravens as well.

Jefferson joined the Ravens in 2017 and has been a mainstay in the secondary. However, Baltimore maintained a playoff-caliber defense without him, which could make him expendable for the final year of his contract.

Cutting Jefferson would save the Ravens $7 million in cap space. While Baltimore is projected to have more than $34 million available, another $7 million could be valuable as the team looks to improve its pass rush and/or hang on to pending free agents like Matthew Judon and Michael Pierce.

Upgrading the pass rush appears to be a priority this offseason.

"One scout with the team said the decision-makers are heavily focused on drafting pass-rushers and building up a defense that can dominate when they have a lead," Bleacher Report draft analyst Matt Miller wrote.

Janoris Jenkins, CB, New Orleans Saints
The New York Giants cut cornerback Janoris Jenkins late in the regular season. The New Orleans Saints claimed him for depth purposes, meaning they also inherited his $11.25 million in 2020 salary. It's highly unlikely he completes that final year of his contract as a member of the Saints.

Jenkins' deal doesn't contain any remaining dead money. New Orleans can release him without taking a financial hit.

The Saints could desperately use an extra $11 million too—especially with a big decision looming with quarterback Drew Brees. With Jenkins and Brees' 2020 phantom year on the books, the Saints are projected to have a mere $12.5 million in cap space available. Unless they can convince him to sign a more team-friendly deal, Jenkins will likely play elsewhere next season.

Nate Solder, OT, New York Giants
Jenkins is widely thought to be a free-agent failure for the Giants. Left tackle Nate Solder could be considered the same. While it might be harsh to call him an abject failure during his time in New York, Solder has not lived up to the four-year, $62 million contract he signed before the 2018 season.

According to Pro Football Focus, he was responsible for five penalties and 11 sacks allowed in 2019.

The Giants could save $6.5 million in cap space this offseason by releasing Solder. More importantly, they'd eliminate his $20.5 million 2021 salary and give the rebuilding process a fresh start along the offensive line. The latter piece of the equation is the most important, as developing quarterback Daniel Jones should be the No. 1 priority of new head coach Joe Judge.

Eliminating pressure as much as possible should be Judge's first step. Jones fumbled 18 times in 13 games last season, losing 11 of them.

Josh Norman, CB, Washington Redskins
Cornerback Josh Norman is a former Pro Bowler and was once considered an ascending defender in the NFL. This past season, he was benched in November and was inactive for three of the final six games.

According to Matthew Paras of the Washington Times, interim coach Bill Callahan said he benched Norman so he could get a look at other players.

Norman is entering the final year of his contract, and the Redskins could save more than $12 million in cap space by cutting him. There's a chance new head coach Ron Rivera—who previously coached Norman with the Carolina Panthers—retains him. Realistically, though, his diminished play could send him to the unemployment line.

Marcell Dareus, DT, Jacksonville Jaguars
Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is perhaps the biggest potential cap casualty on the Jacksonville Jaguars roster—and Jacksonville is projected to have just over $1 million in cap space.

While Dareus is a talented veteran and a two-time Pro Bowler, he's also set to carry a 2020 cap hit of $22.5 million. Jacksonville can avoid paying $20 million of that by sending him into free agency.

Not only would releasing Dareus free up some much-needed cap room, but it would also open the door for 2018 first-round pick Taven Bryan. The Florida product only made one start as a rookie but started eight of Jacksonville's final nine games in 2019 after Dareus was placed on injured reserve.

While Dareus will only be 30 next season and likely has plenty left to offer a team, his price tag and situation make him a poor fit for the new Jaguars regime.

Joe Flacco, QB, Denver Broncos
It was once fun to ask whether quarterback Joe Flacco was elite. After a trade from the Ravens and a disappointing, injury-marred season with the Denver Broncos, it's fairer to ask if he's still starting material. Denver seems content to ride with 2019 second-round pick Drew Lock as the starter instead.

"We're excited about where Drew is so, we don't like to show our hand, but it's unrealistic to say we're going a different direction," team president John Elway told reporters after the season.

If the Broncos are happy with the idea of starting Lock, then Flacco could indeed find himself on the open market. Though he has $13.6 million in dead money remaining on his contract, he's also due to carry a cap hit of $23.65 million in 2020.

Cutting the one-time Super Bowl champion would save the franchise roughly $10 million while also eliminating the risk of a quarterback controversy should Lock struggle.

Notable Omissions
Trey Burton, TE, Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears tight end Trey Burton can and likely will be among players released this offseason. He had a disappointing 2019 campaign with just eight games played, 14 receptions and 84 yards. Releasing him would save more than $1 million in cap space next season and would eliminate his $8.85 million 2021 salary entirely.

Bears fans may expect this move, but calling Burton a big name would be a stretch.

David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson is a big name, as the veteran back went over 2,000 yards from scrimmage in 2016. However, he has struggled with injuries and efficiency since then, making him a prime candidate to be cut.

Only, he isn't. Johnson isn't a realistic cut candidate because releasing him would cost Arizona money in 2020. He is set to carry a cap hit of about $14.2 million but would cost the team $16.2 million in dead money. It's far more likely the Cardinals attempt a trade.

Trent Williams, OT, Washington Redskins
It feels unlikely that seven-time Pro Bowler Trent Williams will ever play for the Washington Redskins again. He held out until the trade deadline last year and publicly criticized the franchise's medical staff.

However, Williams is under contract for 2020, and it's just as unlikely the Redskins will let him walk. Given the soured relationship between the two parties, Washington could be inclined to trade him or retain his rights out of spite.
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01-15-2020, 07:21 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-15-2020, 07:23 PM by kingdolfan3.)
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Hey Litefghtr!
Tua Has Denver Written All Over Him.
You know how Elway likes the  big names like Tebow & Manning!

1. Cincinnati Bengals (2-14)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 30th
Defensive efficiency ranking: 25th
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 16th
Overall ranking: 31st

2. Washington Redskins (3-13)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 32nd
Defensive efficiency ranking: 27th
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 4th
Overall ranking: 32nd

3. Detroit Lions (3-12-1)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 19th
Defensive efficiency ranking: 29th
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 1st
Overall ranking: 25th

4. New York Giants (4-12)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 25th
Defensive efficiency ranking: 28th
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 17th
Overall ranking: 29th

5. Miami Dolphins (5-11)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 24th
Defensive efficiency ranking: 30th
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 22nd
Overall ranking: 30th

6. Los Angeles Chargers (5-11)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 16th
Defensive efficiency ranking: 23rd
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 21s
Overall ranking: 20th

7. Carolina Panthers (5-11)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 28th
Defensive efficiency ranking: 20th
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 23rd
Overall ranking: 27th

8. Arizona Cardinals (5-10-1)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 13th
Defensive efficiency ranking: 31st
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 14th
Overall ranking: 26th

9. Jacksonville Jaguars (6-10)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 26th
Defensive efficiency ranking: 26th
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 6th
Overall ranking: 28th

10. Cleveland Browns (6-10)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 22nd
Defensive efficiency ranking: 22nd
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 9th
Overall ranking: 23rd

11. New York Jets (7-9)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 29th
Defensive efficiency ranking: 15th
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 15th
Overall ranking: 24th

12. Oakland Raiders (7-9)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 6th
Defensive efficiency ranking: 32nd
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 28th
Overall ranking: 22nd

13. Indianapolis Colts (7-9)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 18th
Defensive efficiency ranking: 12th
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 32nd
Overall ranking: 19th

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-9)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 20th
Defensive efficiency ranking: 8th
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 31st
Overall ranking: 15th

15. Denver Broncos (7-9)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 23rd
Defensive efficiency ranking: 16th
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 5th
Overall ranking: 18th

16. Atlanta Falcons (7-9)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 12th
Defensive efficiency ranking: 24th
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 29th
Overall ranking: 21st

17. Dallas Cowboys (8-8)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 3rd
Defensive efficiency ranking: 18th
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 30th
Overall ranking: 8th

18. Miami Dolphins (from 8-8 PIT)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 24th
Defensive efficiency ranking: 30th
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 22nd
Overall ranking: 30th

19. Oakland Raiders (from 8-8 CHI)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 6th
Defensive efficiency ranking: 32nd
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 28th
Overall ranking: 22nd

20. Jacksonville Jaguars (from 9-7 LAR)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 26th
Defensive efficiency ranking: 26th
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 6th
Overall ranking: 28th

21. Philadelphia Eagles (9-7)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 11th
Defensive efficiency ranking: 19th
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 26th
Overall ranking: 14th

22. Buffalo Bills (10-6)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 21st
Defensive efficiency ranking: 5th
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 3rd
Overall ranking: 10th

23. New England Patriots (12-4)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 17th
Defensive efficiency ranking: 1st
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 9th
Overall ranking: 4th

24. New Orleans Saints (13-3)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 4th
Defensive efficiency ranking: 11th
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 2nd
Overall ranking: 5th

25. Minnesota Vikings (10-6)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 5th
Defensive efficiency ranking: 10th
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 25th
Overall ranking: 7th

26. Miami Dolphins (from 10-6 HOU)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 24th
Defensive efficiency ranking: 30th
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 22nd
Overall ranking: 30th

27. Seattle Seahawks (11-5)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 14th
Defensive efficiency ranking: 17th
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 11th
Overall ranking: 13th

28. Baltimore Ravens (14-2)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 2nd
Defensive efficiency ranking: 4th
Special-teams efficiency ranking: 12th
Overall ranking: 1st

Projections for picks 29-32, from ESPN's Football Power Index
29. Green Bay Packers (13-3)
30. Tennessee Titans (9-7)
31. Kansas City Chiefs (12-4)
32. San Francisco 49ers (13-3)
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"Fill your hand, you son of a bitch!"- John Wayne - True Grit
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01-15-2020, 07:36 PM,
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(01-15-2020, 07:21 PM)kingdolfan3 Wrote:  Hey Litefghtr!
Tua Has Denver Written All Over Him.
You know how Elway likes the  big names like Tebow & Manning!
Too bad the Dolphins pick ten spots ahead of the Broncos...
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01-15-2020, 07:46 PM,
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(01-15-2020, 07:36 PM)Shmendal Wrote:  
(01-15-2020, 07:21 PM)kingdolfan3 Wrote:  Hey Litefghtr!
Tua Has Denver Written All Over Him.
You know how Elway likes the  big names like Tebow & Manning!
Too bad the Dolphins pick ten spots ahead of the Broncos...


Im just ignoring him and come draft day i will do a shaq to koby on him
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01-15-2020, 07:57 PM,
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Carolina is my only worry of a team trading up ahead of us. Matt Rhule and Joe Brady may want to trade Cam and start over...especially now that Luke Kuechly is retiring.

Lions aren't taking him. Reports are just a smokescreen. No way that staff drafts the QB for the coaches replacing them after they get fired. They need impact players now.

Chargers dont have the ammo to jump us.

Jaguars are not gonna quit on Foles after 1 injury year.

...and no other team can compete with our offer to the Lions if we need to trade up.

Bottom line KD, if Ross, Grier and Flores want Tuan, he's ours.
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01-15-2020, 08:43 PM,
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(01-15-2020, 07:46 PM)Litefghtr Wrote:  
(01-15-2020, 07:36 PM)Shmendal Wrote:  Too bad the Dolphins pick ten spots ahead of the Broncos...

Im just ignoring him and come draft day i will do a shaq to koby on him
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"Fill your hand, you son of a bitch!"- John Wayne - True Grit
"Dyin' ain't much of a livin' boy"- Clint Eastwood - Outlaw Josey Wales
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01-15-2020, 08:44 PM,
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(01-15-2020, 07:57 PM)kobee77 Wrote:  Carolina is my only worry of a team trading up ahead of us.  Matt Rhule and Joe Brady may want to trade Cam and start over...especially now that Luke Kuechly is retiring.

Lions aren't taking him. Reports are just a smokescreen. No way that staff drafts the QB for the coaches replacing them after they get fired. They need impact players now.

Chargers dont have the ammo to jump us.

Jaguars are not gonna quit on Foles after 1 injury year.

...and no other team can compete with our offer to the Lions if we need to trade up.

Bottom line KD, if Ross, Grier and Flores want Tuan, he's ours.
We Will See!
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01-15-2020, 08:59 PM,
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Coatz Flaw

5. Miami Dolphins (5-11)
Offensive efficiency ranking: 24th
Defensive efficiency ranking: 30th
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01-15-2020, 09:25 PM,
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(01-15-2020, 07:57 PM)kobee77 Wrote:  Carolina is my only worry of a team trading up ahead of us. Matt Rhule and Joe Brady may want to trade Cam and start over...especially now that Luke Kuechly is retiring.

Lions aren't taking him. Reports are just a smokescreen. No way that staff drafts the QB for the coaches replacing them after they get fired. They need impact players now.

Chargers dont have the ammo to jump us.

Jaguars are not gonna quit on Foles after 1 injury year.

...and no other team can compete with our offer to the Lions if we need to trade up.

Bottom line KD, if Ross, Grier and Flores want Tuan, he's ours.
all the chargers have to do is offer their 2021 first and their 2nd this year and they jump us. if they were smart that's what they would do

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01-15-2020, 10:30 PM,
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(01-15-2020, 09:25 PM)nategonzalez79 Wrote:  all the chargers have to do is offer their 2021 first and their 2nd this year and they jump us. if they were smart that's what they would do

Didn’t the jets move up three spots in the first by giving up two second round picks when they took darnold?
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01-16-2020, 12:45 AM,
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(01-15-2020, 07:21 PM)kingdolfan3 Wrote:  Hey Litefghtr!
Tua Has Denver Written All Over Him.
You know how Elway likes the  big names like Tebow & Manning!

He also likes Super Bowl rings. How many Super Bowl rings does Elway have over the last 20 years? How many does Miami have? Maybe Miami could learn something from Denver and Elway.
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01-16-2020, 01:25 AM,
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(01-15-2020, 10:30 PM)Shmendal Wrote:  
(01-15-2020, 09:25 PM)nategonzalez79 Wrote:  all the chargers have to do is offer their 2021 first and their 2nd this year and they jump us. if they were smart that's what they would do

Didn’t the jets move up three spots in the first by giving up two second round picks when they took darnold?

Three 2nds.
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01-16-2020, 11:21 AM,
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(01-16-2020, 01:25 AM)kobee77 Wrote:  
(01-15-2020, 10:30 PM)Shmendal Wrote:  Didn’t the jets move up three spots in the first by giving up two second round picks when they took darnold?

Three 2nds.

Yeesh, that's a lot for three spots even that early in the first round. 

With Keuchly now retired, that LB spot is another need for Carolina, hoping they keep their draft assets and tend to their needs instead of trade up again for Miami...
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01-16-2020, 12:57 PM,
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KD - Wasn't Tebow a pick by McDaniels... Kind of like the Rosen situation here. They believed their guy, their guy was wrong and now they're gone.
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01-16-2020, 04:04 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-16-2020, 04:11 PM by Shmendal.)
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(01-16-2020, 11:21 AM)Shmendal Wrote:  
(01-16-2020, 01:25 AM)kobee77 Wrote:  Three 2nds.

Yeesh, that's a lot for three spots even that early in the first round. 

With Keuchly now retired, that LB spot is another need for Carolina, hoping they keep their draft assets and tend to their needs instead of trade up again for Miami...

Uh oh...


https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/report-panthers-expected-to-trade-cam-newton-in-march/ar-BBYZSkX?li=BBnba9I
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01-17-2020, 12:23 AM,
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(01-16-2020, 04:04 PM)Shmendal Wrote:  
(01-16-2020, 11:21 AM)Shmendal Wrote:  Yeesh, that's a lot for three spots even that early in the first round. 

With Keuchly now retired, that LB spot is another need for Carolina, hoping they keep their draft assets and tend to their needs instead of trade up again for Miami...

Uh oh...


https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/report-panthers-expected-to-trade-cam-newton-in-march/ar-BBYZSkX?li=BBnba9I

They won't get much for him. Teams know his cap is too big for Carolina to hold onto so they will have to release him at some point.

Any team that trades for him will need him to sign an extension as well so Cam could techincally decide where he wants to go which would limit Carolina's trade options as well.

I think the best they can hope for is a 3rd round pick based on the above.
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What’s everyone’s thoughts on Matt breida? Rfa in 20 probably out with Coleman and mostert going so strong.


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