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Potential 2018 NFL cap casualties, cuts by position: Could be strong crop of wide receivers made available

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Every offseason each team must make a decision which players they can or are willing to keep around. These decisions are typically based on a combination of salary and performance.

There are various reasons why decent players are released by their current teams. It could simply be necessitated by getting under the salary cap or it could be about having enough money available under the cap to sign other players and outside free agents. Other times it’s simply a matter of a team considering a player not worth their salary. That could be due to a point in the player’s contract that gives the team an out.

These are the players by position who are most vulnerable to being cut this offseason.


QB Mike Glennon, Bears

QB Tyrod Taylor, Bills

QB Trevor Siemian, Broncos

Running Backs

RB DeMarco Murray, Titans

RB Doug Martin, Buccaneers

RB Jonathan Stewart, Panthers

RB Marshawn Lynch, Raiders

Wide Receivers

WR Aldrick Robinson, 49ers

WR Brandon Marshall, Giants

WR Demaryius Thomas, Broncos

WR Dez Bryant, Cowboys

WR Jeremy Maclin, Ravens

WR Jordy Nelson, Packers

WR Markus Wheaton, Bears

WR Michael Crabtree, Raiders

WR Randall Cobb, Packers

WR Tavon Austin, Rams

WR Torrey Smith, Eagles

WR Travis Benjamin, Chargers

Tight Ends

TE Brent Celek, Eagles

TE Dion Sims, Bears

TE Dwayne Allen, Patriots

TE Eric Ebron, Lions

TE Julius Thomas, Dolphins

TE Martellus Bennett, Patriots

Offensive Linemen

OT Ja’Wuan James, Dolphins

RT Bobby Massie, Bears

RT Joe Barksdale, Chargers

RT Menelik Watson, Broncos

OG Andy Levitre, Falcons

OG Ramon Foster, Steelers

OG Josh Sitton, Bears

OG Laken Tomlinson, 49ers

OL Zane Beadles, 49ers

C Ryan Kalil, Panthers