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

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  1. GLinks

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    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.
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    What site list available cap space?
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  3. Vigsted

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    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.
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  4. Fry

    Fry Hatin' is what I do.

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

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    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.
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    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.
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  8. BigRed3

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    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.
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    wplatham U of M Class of 2012

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    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.
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  10. TWR#1

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    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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