Notable NFL Veterans Who Didn’t Survive The Latest Roster Moves
The Rams, Jets and Bears Released Several High-Profile Veterans before the NFL Draft
The NFL is shrewd and cutthroat. Over the next week, NFL teams will make roster moves and cut underperforming veterans with big contracts. For example, the St Louis Rams already got started. They terminated the contracts of defensive end Chris Long, linebacker James Laurinaitis, and tight end Jared Cook last week. As seen on ESPN.com head coach Jeff Fisher said, “This is the time of year when all NFL teams are faced with difficult decisions regarding their veteran players,” Rams coach Jeff Fisher said in a statement. “Chris and James are the epitome of what it means to be a pro in this league and it’s been an honor to coach them both.” The soon to be Los Angeles Rams are expected to receive $24 million in salary cap space relief with the roster moves.
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In other moves, the New York Jets cut cornerback Antonio Cromartie. Also, tight end Martellus Bennett is now a former Chicago Bears player. In the case of Cromartie and the Jets, it’s the second time in three years, New York has released cornerback Antonio Cromartie. Gang Green will save $8 million in salary cap space. Cromartie had a down 2015-16 season. He had no interceptions for the first time since his rookie season in 2006 with the San Diego Chargers.
Giant Room for Roster Moves
The head writer of First and Ten Sports is an unabashed New York Giants fan. When he saw the Rams players who became available, his eyes popped out of his skull. The New York Giants need to upgrade their defense, but Eli Manning could use a reliable tight end for the passing game.
If you were GM Jerry Reese, whom would you sign?