Forgive some NFL experts for being a little too dramatic, but the league is about to enter unexplored territory in the next few weeks. With the start of the new year in the league in less than two weeks, the teams will have to go below the set salary limit, which has not yet been set, but is expected to be between 180 and 185 million dollars.
Therefore, the expected reduction in the salary cap – last year it was 198.2 million dollars – teams will almost certainly have to cut players with whom they may not have intended to part in order to comply with the league limit. As a result, the predictions for the future of the league are terrible.
“It’s going to be a massacre next week across the league.”
Not to be outdone by the violent images, NFL inside spokesman John Clayton told 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh, “It’s going to be a bloodbath around the league.”
Given that the Detroit Lions are currently expected to exceed the upper limit after accepting the dead cover of Matthew Stafford and Jared Goff’s contract, they are expected to cut several players in the coming days, and head coach Dan Campbell has already hinted, that two roots can be released as early as this week.
Around the rest of the league, the damage has already begun. Kyle Van Noi will not return with the Dolphins. The Saints released both Jared Cook and Josh Hill on Wednesday. Oh, and this acquaintance will hit the free agency early:
The Giants released WR Golden Tate for each source.
– Adam Shecheter (@AdamSchefter) March 3, 2021
- TJ Hockenson joined his friend and former Iowa teammate George Kittle in Bussin with the Boys podcast. I can’t guarantee the look, as I haven’t seen it yet, but I have to say that I enjoy the appearance of Hawkinson from the 60’s.
- Some interesting notes about the recent Lions receiver Tyrell Williams. He is a very similar threat to Marvin Jones Jr. in terms of where he is most dangerous:
Tyrell Williams air yards at reception:
2018 (with chargers): 11.2
2019 (with Raiders): 11.1
Marvin Jones, same statistics:
– Chris Burke (@ChrisBurkeNFL) March 3, 2021