50 Potential 2014 Cap Casualties (Updated)

February 7th, 2014 by Michael Ginnitti

USATSI_7509379_160074578_lowresThe second edition of our early offseason cap casualties series contains fifty players being discussed as on the bubble to return to their respective team due to their 2014 cap value.

Notable Points

Some rather large names find themselves on the updated list, due in large part to a great piece from Chris Burke at SI.com. Burke discusses the opportunity for names like Sam Bradford, Terrell Suggs, Chris Johnson, and Kevin Kolb to find themselves on the open market this offseason.

Sam Bradford is easily the biggest question mark, as a season-ending injury in 2013 left a lot of doubt in St. Louis. With $27 million in cash remaining on his contract through 2015, cap figures of $17.61, and $16.58 respectively, and a draft looming with plenty of potential franchise quarterbacks, it’s perfectly possible that the Rams decide to move on.

Like Bradford, Kevin Kolb is returning from a season-ending (freak) injury, and could have an opportunity to compete for the backup spot in Buffalo this offseason. Unfortunately the Bills will most likely move on long before he gets the chance, as a $1 million roster bonus is due to Kolb on March 13th.

Outside of Bradford, Antrel Rolle is probably the name on this list with the smallest chance of actually being released. The 10 year veteran was a Top 10 safety according to Pro Football Focus. But his $9.25 million cap figure for 2014 ranks 4th among safeties. It’s highly likely that the 31 year old accepts a restructure/extension to remain a Giant, and earn some cash up front this offseason.

UPDATED: Potential 2014 NFL Cap Casualties

2014 Cap
2014 Savings
Daryn Colledge GARI$7,275,000$4,800,000 (6/1)Mike Jurecki
Jerraud PowersCBARI$4,750,000$2,750,000ESPN
Thomas DeCoudSATL$4,800,000$3,000,000ESPN
Garrett ReynoldsGATL$1,628,750$1,378,750ESPN
Terrell SuggsLBBAL$12,400,000$7,800,000SI.com
Sam KochPBAL$2,800,000$1,600,000ESPN
Jameel McClainLBBAL$4,400,000$3,200,000ESPN
Kevin KolbQBBUF$3,600,000$3,100,000SI.com
Erik PearsOTBUF$3,450,000$2,900,000WGR550
Charles GodfreySCAR$7,100,000$5,100,000 (6/1)ESPN
Julius PeppersDTCHI$18,183,000$14,000,000 (6/1)Dan Pompei
Earl BennettWRCHI$2,450,000$2,450,000TSBN
Lance BriggsOLBCHI$6,500,000$5,500,000TSBN
Miles AustinWRDAL$8,249,400$5,500,000 (6/1)ESPN
Demarcus WareDEDAL$16,003,750$7,432,250NFL.com
Champ BaileyCBDEN$10,000,000$10,000,000SI.com
Jacob TammeTEDEN$3,500,000$3,000,000FootballGuys
Mikel LeshoureRBDET$1,092,693$843,297Dave Birkett
Matt SchaubQBHOU$14,125,000$3,625,000NFP
Danieal ManningSHOU$6,000,000$4,500,000John McClain
Samson SateleCIND$5,066,667$4,000,000N/A
Jason BabinDEJAC$6,175,000$6,175,000ESPN
Dimitri PattersonCBMIA$5,400,000$5,400,000ESPN
Jonathan MartinOTMIA$1,304,800$345,066ESPN
Letroy GuionDTMIN$4,300,000$4,000,000ESPN
Danny AmendolaWRNE$4,575,000$1,375,000 (6/1)Ben Volin
Isaac SopoagaDTNE$3,500,000$2,500,000Ben Volin
Chris SneeGNYG$11,300,000$6,800,000ESPN
David BaasCNYG$8,225,000$5,000,000Dan Graziano
Antrel RolleSNYG$9,250,000$7,250,000SI.com
Mark SanchezQBNYJ$13,100,000$8,300,000Seth Walder
Santonio HolmesWRNYJ$10,750,000$8,250,000SI.com
Antonio CromartieCBNYJ$14,980,000$9,500,000PFT
Terrelle PryorQBOAK$912,654$766,137CSN
James CaseyTEPHI$3,985,000$3,985,000Rotoworld
Arrelious BennWRPHI$1,100,000$1,000,000Rotoworld
DeMeco RyansLBPHI$6,900,000$6,900,000Jeff McLane
LaMarr WoodleyLBPIT$13,590,000$8,000,000 (6/1)SBNation
Ike TaylorCBPIT$11,942,401$7,000,000Post-Gazette
Levi BrownOTPIT$6,250,000$6,250,000PFT
Troy PolamaluSPIT$10,887,500$8,250,000PFT
LeRon McClainFBSD$3,333,333$2,500,000ESPN
Jeromey ClaryOTSD$6,250,000$4,550,000ESPN
Sidney RiceWRSEA$9,700,000$7,300,000Ian Rapoport
Zach MillerTESEA$7,000,000$5,000,000USA Today
Chris ClemonsDESEA$9,666,667$7,500,000Bob Condotta
Red BryantDTSEA$8,500,000$7,500,000 (6/1)USA Today
LaMichael JamesRBSF$905,154$691,718CSN
Jon BaldwinWRSF$1,404,765$1,404,765CSN
Carlos RogersCBSF$8,094,531$5,105,469CSN
Scott WellsCSTL$6,500,000$4,500,000ESPN
Sam BradfordQBSTL$17,610,000$13,660,000 (6/1)SI.com
Isaiah PeadRBSTL$1,101,300$412,900ESPN
Cortland FinneganCBSTL$10,000,000$7,000,000ESPN
Harvey DahlGSTL$4,000,000$4,000,000STL Post
Ryan FitzpatrickQBTEN$4,125,000$3,250,000Yahoo
Kamerion WimbleyDETEN$7,800,000$2,400,000Paul Kuharskey
Chris JohnsonRBTEN$10,000,000$6,000,000SI.com
Stephen BowenDTWAS$7,020,000$1,980,000CSN
Evan RoysterRBWAS$671,918$645,000John Keim



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