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24 offensive players that could get cut

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We gave you 16 defensive players that could be cut earlier Thursday.  We have even more on offense.

The new CBA should make it easier for teams to retain veterans, but most of these players simply cost too much. They could (or should) be released.

1. Vince Young, Titans QBIt’s rare to see such a talented, productive young quarterback become available.  In the right scenario, Young could be a terrific value for some team out there.

2. Kyle Orton, Broncos QBHe’s awfully expensive if he’s going to be a backup.  The Broncos should be able to find a trading partner, as Orton has better numbers than many starting quarterbacks out there.

3. Brandon Jacobs, Giants RB: If the Giants re-sign Ahmad Bradshaw, the team could ask Jacobs to take a paycut.  Jacobs sounded open to the idea early in the offseason, but has backed off that stance.  We’d guess he sticks in the end.

4. Chad Ochocinco, Bengals WR: The time has come.  Even if this post causes Ochocinco to whoop my ass.  The Bengals could wait for rookie A.J. Green to sign before making the move with Ochocinco.

5. Reggie Bush, Saints RB:  The Saints say they want to keep Bush with a renegotiated contract.  Bush says he wants to stay in New Orleans. We don’t particularly believe any of it; look for Bush to force his release by not accepting the Saints’ offer.  We have our doubts he’ll get a big deal in free agency, but it only takes one team to prove us wrong.

6. Donovan McNabb, Redskins QBThe Redskins will try to trade him, but we highly doubt anyone will bite.  The real question: How long will Mike Shanahan drag this out before cutting McNabb?

7. Willis McGahee, Ravens RB: The Ravens wouldn’t mind keeping McGahee as a backup, but not for $6 million.  Look for McGahee to force his release rather than take a reduced salary.

8. Bernard Berrian, Vikings WR: We actually think $3.9 million isn’t crazy for Berrian if Sidney Rice leaves, but the team may feel like he needs a fresh start.

9. Marion Barber, Cowboys RB: He was as good as gone, even before the team drafted DeMarco Murray in the third round.  It was a great run in Dallas. Barber could make for an interesting backup if he could stay healthy.

10. Steve Slaton, Texans RB: Only three years removed from a rookie season with over 1,600 yards from scrimmage, Slaton is the odd man out in a crowded backfield.  Barring injury, we suspect he’ll get cut.  We doubt the Texans could get a draft pick for him.

11. Shawn Andrews, Giants T: The Giants will have to reduce Andrews’ huge salary if they want to bring him back for a swing tackle role. His body probably couldn’t handle a starting job.

12. Stacy Andrews, Seahawks OL: The Andrews brothers are the Mannings of possible cap cuts.

13. Ryan Diem, Colts T: The lockout may help Diem’s chances of staying in town for $5.4 million.  The Colts haven’t been able to groom their young linemen this offseason.

14. Chris Chambers, Chiefs WR: The Chiefs played Kevin Curtis over Chambers in the playoffs last year.

15. Greg Camarillo, Vikings WR: Even with Berrian and Sidney Rice leaving, $1.7 million is too much for this role player.

16. Derek Anderson, Cardinals QB: You could do worse if looking for a veteran backup, but the Cardinals should dump Anderson quickly because of his salary.

17. Justin Gage,  Titans WR: Tennessee has depth at wide receiver, but not quality. $3.5 million is way too much for a guy averaging 24 catches the last two years.

18. Bryant Johnson, Lions WR: The former Cardinal no longer fits after Detroit drafted Titus Young.

19. David Carr, 49ers QB: Jim Harbaugh wants to rehab Alex Smith’s career, not this No. 1 pick.

20. Correll Buckhalter, Broncos RB: A career that lasted longer than most people expected may finally be over.

21. LenDale White, Broncos RB: A career that should have lasted longer may also be done.

22. Antwaan Randle El, Steelers WR: Randle El’s reunion in Pittsburgh was a good story, but he’s no longer necessary with so many quality young options.

23. Limas Sweed, Steelers WR: Neither is Sweed.

24. Jake Delhomme, Browns QB: Grantland.com called Delhomme the least valuable player in the NFL.  Don’t be surprised if he lands in Denver.

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46 Responses to “24 offensive players that could get cut”
  1. firethorn1001 says: Jul 21, 2011 4:02 PM

    I’d like to see some Offensive Lawyers get cut.

  2. flyboy123456 says: Jul 21, 2011 4:03 PM

    Ryan Grant may be on that list.

  3. thephantomstranger says: Jul 21, 2011 4:04 PM

    The Vikings are cutting Berrian and Camarillo? Who’s going to play WR for them? Are they having open tryouts? Sounds like Jaymar Johnson will be a nice sleeper for my fantasy draft, which now looks like it’s okay to schedule.

  4. bigvinnyinjax says: Jul 21, 2011 4:05 PM

    David Garrard

  5. bigvinnyinjax says: Jul 21, 2011 4:05 PM

    Hopefully Orton and Vinsanity have already packed because they are already as good as gone.

  6. pskotte says: Jul 21, 2011 4:06 PM

    What about Haynesworth? He’s as offensive as they come…

  7. trbowman says: Jul 21, 2011 4:08 PM

    Dolphins will make the playoffs as a wildcard with Vince Young. He’s going to have a great year.

    Unless, Sparano (who will be fired if the Dolphins don’t make the post-season) would rather roll with Chad Henne…..

  8. We'reFineThere says: Jul 21, 2011 4:08 PM

    Correll, you can come back home. Glad to see you were able to get some money from the Broncos with all that hard work you put in to keep your dream alive.

  9. powderedme says: Jul 21, 2011 4:10 PM

    “24 offensive players that could get cut”

    That’s what happens when you have a filthy mouth…

  10. krow101 says: Jul 21, 2011 4:11 PM

    Kevin Kolb, Arizona … oh wait, that’s next year.

  11. fatelvis77 says: Jul 21, 2011 4:12 PM

    No way Jacobs gets cut. Bradshaw has had way too many injuries and Jacobs has a very good feel for the running plays the Giants use (of which there are only 3).

    Carr was getting paid $1m as a Giants backup. How much could he be getting in SF? If they cut him I hope the Giants bring him back. He’s healthy, he has an excellent arm, he knows the plays and many of the players and he’s good for Eli.

  12. fbourdier10 says: Jul 21, 2011 4:12 PM

    i’ll gladly have LenWhale back in Nashville

    Smash-N-Dash reunion!!!

  13. gavinmac says: Jul 21, 2011 4:12 PM

    No Roy Williams? You guys have been calling for his release for years.

  14. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 21, 2011 4:23 PM

    Agreed with gavinmac – I think you have to put Roy on this list.

  15. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 21, 2011 4:24 PM

    Brandon Jacobs isn’t being cut… no chance.

  16. trbowman says: Jul 21, 2011 4:33 PM

    “Kevin Kolb, Arizona … oh wait, that’s next year.”

    Even if Kolb struggles next year, he won’t be cut. Not with the contract he’s going to get from Arizona

  17. silverhornet says: Jul 21, 2011 4:34 PM

    Isn’t that why Ochocinco changed his name again? So the Bengals couldn’t locate him on the roster??

  18. rascalmanny says: Jul 21, 2011 4:36 PM

    If your team picks up Vince Young….

    1) DO NOT boo him. Ever.

    2) Have a playbook no more than a few pages in length.

    3) Pray he doesn’t get hurt and can give you a full season.

    4) Pray he doesn’t divide the locker room.

    Good luck.

  19. djrando7 says: Jul 21, 2011 4:47 PM

    Orton will be traded before he gets cut. There is NO WAY he gets cut. The best trade solution I see here is Orton to Arizona for DRC. Clean even trade. DRC gets trained from the one of the best to play corner in the NFL in Champ. You have BDAWK that will not allow any missteps from DRC. He could develope into an amazing CB.

    Other possibilities are trading Orton to Miami for Paul Soliai

  20. theblowtorchreview says: Jul 21, 2011 4:51 PM

    Funny how Snyder and company thought McNabb was worth 2 draft picks last year and one year later he’s being thrown out with the garbage?

    Maybe a package deal of McNabb & Fat Albert could get them a 6th rounder?

  21. orthodoxdj says: Jul 21, 2011 4:55 PM

    Brett Favre will be cut by Deanna.

  22. orthodoxdj says: Jul 21, 2011 4:57 PM

    However, Favre will be a starter on Anthony Weiner’s “fantasy” team.

  23. jkb0162 says: Jul 21, 2011 4:57 PM

    Hearing Dallas might release Roy Williams and Leonard Davis for cap purposes.

  24. TurdSandwich says: Jul 21, 2011 5:02 PM

    LOL @ rascalmanny’s assessment of VY! Spot on!

  25. virger says: Jul 21, 2011 5:12 PM

    @flyboy absolutely zero chance grant gets cut, especially the terrible run game GBay had last year

  26. stevecmh says: Jul 21, 2011 5:12 PM

    Roy Williams will not be cut because the Cowboys are already over the $120 million salary cap, and cutting him would make the situation much worse.

    As I understand it, the cap hit would be $12 million just to cut Williams. It costs much less to keep him on the roster and let him play as the number 3 receiver.

    He actually started 2010 playing pretty well and was much more in sync with Tony Romo. That being said, he will never be the reliable player that a team needs as a number 1 or number 2 receiver.

    I think the Cowboys are stuck with Williams for at least one more year.

    However, I would add Marc Colombo to the offensive player cut list assuming Doug Free resigns with Dallas.

  27. whitetail28 says: Jul 21, 2011 5:13 PM

    yeah sure!! Green Bays gonna cut the only proven RB they have. Good one there flyboy!!

  28. thingamajig says: Jul 21, 2011 5:13 PM

    “Derek Anderson, Cardinals QB: You could do worse if looking for a veteran backup”

    Name one.

  29. virusgvr says: Jul 21, 2011 5:19 PM

    Dear Mr. Slayton, please consider a new start in Green Bay.

    Thank you.

  30. stevincinci says: Jul 21, 2011 5:20 PM

    thephantomstranger says: Jul 21, 2011 4:04 PM

    The Vikings are cutting Berrian and Camarillo? Who’s going to play WR for them? Are they having open tryouts? Sounds like Jaymar Johnson will be a nice sleeper for my fantasy draft, which now looks like it’s okay to schedule.

    Chad Ochocinco might land in Minny.

  31. stairwayto7 says: Jul 21, 2011 5:23 PM

    Derek Anderson will be cut within minutes after the CBA is signed!

  32. fargovikesfan says: Jul 21, 2011 5:30 PM

    thingamajig says:
    Jul 21, 2011 5:13 PM
    “Derek Anderson, Cardinals QB: You could do worse if looking for a veteran backup”

    Name one.

    ———————————————–
    Tarvaris Jackson

  33. fargovikesfan says: Jul 21, 2011 5:31 PM

    $3.9 million is crazy for Bernard Berrian. One good year and since then he’s become a more fragile version of Troy Williamson.

  34. raynman49 says: Jul 21, 2011 5:32 PM

    Please Giants, if you lose Bradshaw or Jacobs, go after Steve Slaton!!

  35. tv426 says: Jul 21, 2011 5:35 PM

    Vince Young is a good athlete, not a good QB. The only good “stat” he has, isn’t a stat at all – his “won/loss record”.

    Last I checked football was a TEAM game and QBs do not “win” or “lose” games like MLB pitchers.

  36. pmm0455 says: Jul 21, 2011 5:37 PM

    Ingram/Ivory on the inside and Bush/Thomas on the outside would be a beautiful thing. My boy Brees would be begging coach Payton to throw the ball. WHO DAT!!

  37. bjb2865 says: Jul 21, 2011 5:39 PM

    flyboy123456 says: Jul 21, 2011 4:03 PM

    Ryan Grant may be on that list.

    Uhh No…Ryan Grant wont be on that list

  38. forevercorr says: Jul 21, 2011 6:11 PM

    I’m not sure how the RFA tender works in this off-season, but the Broncos will part ways with RT Ryan Harris. They guy may be high on some team’s radar, but with drafting Franklin, it seems his days here are numbered.

  39. forevercorr says: Jul 21, 2011 6:13 PM

    P.S. Orton will not get cut. Someone will trade for him. He’s in the top 3 of available QBs and there are too many places looking for a starter. I’m thinking Arizona will likely pull the trigger here, but Miami and Minnesota are also possibilities.

  40. killxswitch says: Jul 21, 2011 6:55 PM

    No way Ryan Diem can stay on the roster for $5.4M. What’s the difference if a rookie gets beat because he doesn’t know what he’s doing vs. Diem getting beat because he can’t physically handle his position anymore? He has to be released, the Colts are too close to the cap as it is.

  41. hedphurst says: Jul 21, 2011 8:16 PM

    Steve Slaton would be a nice change of pace in the Browns backfield for the right price. I’d rather just go with a rookie FA like Devine or Locke, though.

  42. lifeimitatesfootball says: Jul 21, 2011 8:49 PM

    Come back to Miami, Greggie boy! You almost singlehandedly (okay, Davone Bess helped) made Henne a decent QB in 2009.

    And djrando: are you kidding about Fins trading a franchise NT like Soliai for Orton? Merling and Moses and Sapp and Nate Ness maybe, but Soliai???

  43. trickbunny says: Jul 21, 2011 9:52 PM

    thingamajig says:
    Jul 21, 2011 5:13 PM

    “Derek Anderson, Cardinals QB: You could do worse if looking for a veteran backup”

    Name one.
    ———————————————–

    What?? Are you kidding? That’s easy!
    How about… um… uh… you know… that guy… um….

    Ok, maybe not him. But how about.. uh… uuumm… errr…

    You got me.

  44. trickbunny says: Jul 21, 2011 9:53 PM

    thingamajig says:
    Jul 21, 2011 5:13 PM

    “Derek Anderson, Cardinals QB: You could do worse if looking for a veteran backup”

    Name one.
    —————————————–

    Brady Quinn :)

  45. kmart0319 says: Jul 22, 2011 8:38 AM

    thingamajig says:
    Jul 21, 2011 5:13 PM
    “Derek Anderson, Cardinals QB: You could do worse if looking for a veteran backup”

    Name one.

    ———————————————–
    Jake Delhomme

  46. 20ereedboyyyy says: Jul 23, 2011 1:38 AM

    Who is worse at there job, Lendale White or Barack Obama?

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