NFL Rumors: Five More Possible Releases at Wide Receiver
Last week we looked at five players at wide receiver that NFL teams could potentially release. Well, while doing the research for that article, I found that there was an exponential amount of WRs in this position. Therefore, I have decided to put together a part two. Previously we have also looked at RBs and QBs. So, below you will find five more WRs that could be looking for work. Keep in mind all salary savings are with post-June 1 designations.
- Travis Benjamin – Los Angeles Chargers
NFL teams will not keep Benjamin on the open market for long. In fact, if the Chargers released him, I would expect him to be one of the hotter wide receiver targets on the market. His speed along with route running skills can offer a team looking for a third receiver the opportunity to have a solid one. Benjamin would probably stick with the Chargers, however, with the likes of Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, and Tyrell Williams, Benjamin figures to be the odd man out. Cap savings = $5.75 million.
- Tavon Austin – Los Angeles Rams
Austin is a holdover from the Jeff Fisher era. Coming out of West Virginia, Austin was viewed as the type of wide receiver that could change the dynamics of the Rams offense. That seemed to be the case early on. Nonetheless, there is a new regime in Rams Country and Austin just may not fit their anymore. His value in the NFL may be seen more as a returner going forward. Cap savings = $3 million.
- Randall Cobb – Green Bay Packers
Cobb has suffered some injuries of late in his career. Meanwhile, the Packers have gotten younger at the position. Also, with the emergence of a true running back, the Pack could move Ty Montgomery back out to the slot. These moves would, therefore, make Cobb and his salary expendable. Cap savings = $9.5 million
- Jeremy Maclin – Baltimore Ravens
Ever since being ousted from the Philadelphia Eagles, Maclin has been a pawn. He made his way to play with Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs. Eventually, he would play his way out of there. The Ravens would pick him up as a primary weapon needed for Joe Flacco. Nonetheless, his salary could be needed to sign Alex Collins to a long-term contract. Cap savings = $5 million
- Jordy Nelson – Green Bay Packers
One of the most popular Packers of all-time could be on his way out. The emergence of Davante Adams has given the Packers some wiggle room at the wide receiver position. Also, as I stated with Randall Cobb, there is now an assemblance of a running game in cheese country. The Packers also have a man named Aaron Rodgers who can get the ball to anyone. Cap savings = $10.2 million.
These five at the wide receiver position will probably not be out of work for long. There are many teams who could use solid veteran leadership. Along with the ability to catch the football.
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