NFL Rumors: Five WRs Who Could be Looking for a New Team
Now that the Super Bowl is over and the Philadelphia Eagles had their parade, it is time to move on to the offseason. The new NFL year is set to begin on March 14. When it comes time for teams to fill needs there could be some big names available for GMs to choose from. One position of interest will be WR. This is a position that could see some big names open up in the coming weeks. Let’s take a glance.
- Allen Hurns – Jacksonville Jaguars
Hurns appeared in 10 games for the Jags this season. Had it not been for the injury to Allen Robinson, Hurns may have seen less of the field than he did. Therefore, releasing this WR would not come as a big shock. By releasing Hurns, the Jaguars would save $7 million in cap spending.
- Kelvin Benjamin – Buffalo Bills
Benjamin has seen his numbers decline over the last couple of seasons. The Bills traded for Benjamin at the deadline last season in hopes they could spark a playoff run. However, with his production being down, he is no longer worthy of receiving a paycheck like a number one receiver. Releasing Benjamin would save the Bills $8.5 million.[SeanNaylor2Ads]
- Michael Crabtree – Oakland Raiders
Crabtree seemed to find himself a new lease on NFL life while in Oakland. Nonetheless, his time could be up. Having to pay the big contract to Derek Carr, Khalil Mack, and others the money has to come from somewhere. While Crabtree has been the most consistent piece, it may be time to move on. Releasing Crabtree would save the Raiders $7.7 million.
- Emmanuel Sanders – Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos are going to be major players in the chase of Kirk Cousins. In order to do that, they will have to create some cap space. The Broncos are currently only $27 million under the cap. The Broncos could release Sanders with a post-June 1 designation and their savings would be about $8.2 million.
- Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys
While this may be a tough one or some to swallow, the possibilities are there. Dez has worn a hole into his welcome with the Cowboys. Many fans have had enough of his antics. Thus, it may be time for the Cowboys to cut bait with the receiver. Therefore, if the Cowboys do cut ties with Bryant their saving could be upwards of $12.5 million (post-June 1 Designation).
These are a few names that you could see released at the WR position over the next few weeks. If so, you can expect there to be some heavy activity for their services.
Do you feel that any of these receivers could help your team? Are they on your team and you want them to stay? Leave a comment below.
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