Players who could be cut due to their teams 2007 cap constraints

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by GLinks, Jan 7, 2007.

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  1. GLinks

    GLinks Second Gear


    I wanted to list some players, non FAs, who could be released by their teams due to the salary cap. I thought this might lead to some further discussion about who we could go after in free agency in a couple of months.

    Jevon Kearse - $5.2M in 2007. His contract escalates at lot through 2011. 6.46, 7.72, 8.98, 10.24 in 2008-2011.

    Tony Gonzalez, TE Chiefs - 4.4M in 2007

    Greg Wesley, S Chiefs - 2.7M in 2007

    Patrick Surtain, CB Chiefs - 4.65M in 2007

    Eric Hicks, DE Chiefs - 2.9M in 2007

    Trent Green, QB Chiefs - 7.2M in 2007

    Anthony McFarland, DT Colts - 5.5M in 2007

    Corey Simon, DT Colts - 3.955M in 2007

    Chris McCallister, CB Ravens - $6.5M in 2007

    Ray Lewis, LB Ravens - 6.5M in 2007

    Jamal Lewis, RB Ravens - 5M in 2007

    Samari Rolle, CB Ravens - 3M in 2007

    Zach Thomas, MLB Dolphins - 5.65M in 2007

    Jason Taylor, DE Dolphins - 7M in 2007

    Vonnie Holiday, DT Dolphins - contract expired

    Kevin Carter, DE Dolphins - 2.2M in 2007

    Chris Chambers, WR Dolphins - 5.4M in 2007 (highest of his 3 remaining years)

    Daunte Culpepper, QB Dolphins - 5.5M in 2007 and only goes up

    Simeon Rice, DE Bucs - 7.25M in 2007

    Oronde Barber - 3M each remaining year (3)

    Greg Spires, DE Bucs - 4.5M in 2007

    Warren Sapp, DT Raiders - 4.8M in 2007

    Randy Moss, WR Raiders - 9.75M in 2007

    Derrick Burgess, DE Raiders - only gets paid 1.5M this year and may want more

    Al Wilson, LB Broncos - 5.2M in 2007

    Rod Smith, WR Broncos - 5.5M in 2007

    Ebenezer Ekuban, DE Broncos - 2.2M in 2007, last year of contract

    Joe Horn, WR Saints - 4.45M in 2007

    Charles Grant, DE Saints - 545K last year of contract

    Casey Hampton, DT Steelers - 4.26M

    Lance Briggs, LB Bears - contract expired

    Donnie Edwards, LB Chargers - 4.825M in 2007, last year

    Patrick Kearney, DE Falcons - 6.71M in 2007 (2 yrs left)

    Rod Coleman, DT Falcons - 4M in 2007 (3 yrs left)

    Keith Brooking, LB Falcons - 4.9M in 2007 (3 yrs left)

    Donavan Darius, S Jaguars - 3.5M in 2007

    Kris Jenkins, DT Panthers - 3.2M in 2007, 2.955 in 08, 3.71 in 2009. He's been paid the minimum thus far in his contract.

    Mike Minter, S Panthers - 2.15M in 2007

    Ken Lucas, CB Panthers - 3.2M in 2007

    Ma'ake Kemoeatu, DT Panthers - 2.4M in 2007

    Well, that's enough. Around 40 is plenty. This is from about 1/3 of the teams, most of them near the bottom in terms on 2007 cap space.
  2. Slipjack

    Slipjack Guest

    What site list available cap space?
  3. Vigsted

    Vigsted Starter

    Those players I wouldn't mind taking a long hard look at, should the become available. The rest are either too pricy, too old or just not good enough.
  4. Fry

    Fry Welcome to the land of tomorrow!

    eric hicks hasnt done anything in five years.
  5. GLinks

    GLinks Second Gear

  6. GLinks

    GLinks Second Gear

    And I would maybe take the Freak back if he wasn't too too expensive. It's not like he lit the world on fire while in Philadelphia.
  7. cdy_hitt

    cdy_hitt Senior...

    But what are the chances that players like Jevon Kearse, Donnie Edwards, Zach Thomas, Ray Lewis, Chris McCallister are going to get cut? You're talking about key components to defenses.
  8. BigRed3

    BigRed3 Straight Cash, Homey

    I can see Jevon maybe getting cut, but a lot of the other guys are major contributors to their teams and will most likely stay that way.
  9. wplatham

    wplatham U of M Class of 2012

    Kearney could be a victim of the new administration in Atlanta. If Burgess from Oakland is released or put on the trade block, we need to look into that. He's very good.
  10. TWR#1

    TWR#1 Guest

    I want Vonnie Holliday as a DT, we need DE help too...maybe the Freak,but I doubt he's gone because its actually more of a cap hit for them to cut him.I would like Kerney or Rice,but rather have Justin Smith, or KGB.
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