As big deals get thrown around when free agency begins, remember there’s a flip side to every such transaction.
The Falcons cleared the decks on luxury buys earlier this morning, and the Cardinals have joined the movement.
Bradley signed a five-year, $25 million contract in 2011, but took a significant pay cut last year. He was scheduled to make $5 million this year, and will clear $3.5 million off the books with his release.
It’s a cautionary tale worth keeping in mind when free agency begins in under two weeks. Big names or big numbers do not always equal big production.