The day after the Super Bowl is the first on which teams can begin releasing players.
The Jaguars will be cutting wide receiver Torry Holt and offensive tackle William “Tra” Thomas.
The Dolphins may cut linebacker Joey Porter, considering the embarrassment he caused during Super Bowl week. Safety Gibril Wilson is another candidate for release by Miami. According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins would only consider keeping Wilson if he took a considerable pay cut.
Linebacker Adalius Thomas has violated the sacred Patriots code by revealing the team’s internal affairs to the media. He is not expected back in New England.
Many teams may still be conducting in-house personnel evaluation, so we wouldn’t expect a flurry of releases just yet. They will likely trickle in slowly leading up to March 5.
But teams that want to get rid of their roster fodder without further delay can begin doing so today.