Everyone knows the list of free agents available. The hardcore fans know the difference between unrestricted, restricted, and exclusive rights free agents. What is much harder to find is a list of possible shadow free agents. These are the players who are currently under contract, but could be let go to free up cap space so their team can spend those dollars elsewhere. I have compiled a list of 126 possible cap cuts for your reference.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
The Seahawks were paying literally dozens of players who were not on their roster last year, including over $7M to Percy Harvin. That took up a ton of cap space. Some contracts, like Russell Wilson's, will eat up a bunch more cap space this year, but at least the money is going to players on the roster.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Sunday, January 31, 2016
I didn't want to write this article. It likely will accomplish as much as sitting down with Trump supporters to try and sway them to vote for Bernie Sanders, or vice versa. Cam Newton is a polarizing figure. The tug of war that surrounds his on-field behavior is almost more fascinating than the unmatched physical talent he brings to the quarterback position. Either you love him or you detest him. That latter groups includes me.
It included me well before the Panthers beat the Seahawks. It included me well before the Panthers went 15-1 and Newton earned MVP honors (or will soon enough). I don't like the guy. I cheer against him regardless of who is playing him. What's wrong with that? Well, apparently that means either I am a racist or, according to Larry Stone, a hypocrite. That point of view is almost as obnoxious as Newton's first down celebrations.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
I never watched Kam Chancellor play in college at Virginia Tech. When his name was announced during the 2010 draft as a Seahawks draft pick, I immediately looked him up on YouTube. Never have I fallen in love with a player faster than I did that day. Athletes dream of being built like Kam Chancellor. Fans dream of players hitting like Kam Chancellor. He is everything you want an NFL player to be. Now, he may be patrolling the secondary of another defense for the first time in his NFL career.