Early NFL Roster Bubbles & Extension Candidates

Early NFL Roster Bubbles & Extension Candidates
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The 2014 campaign has come to a close, meaning the focus shifts to the 2015 roster. We'll begin to do the same, highlighting players who have been rumored to be potential restructure/paycut candidates, cap casualties, or on the roster bubble. We'll also make note of players who should find themselves in long-term extension negotiations this offseason.
Restructure, Cap Casualty, & Roster Bubble Candidates
Player Pos. Team 2015 Cap 2015 Savings
if Traded
Pre-6/1
Released
Savings
Post-6/1
Release
Savings
Likely
Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI $23,600,000 $16,250,000 $9,200,000 $8,250,000 Rest./Extended
Tamba Hali LB KC $11,964,706 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 Restructure
Dwayne Bowe WR KC $14,000,000 $11,000,000 $5,000,000 $11,000,000 Cap Casualty
Troy Polamalu S PIT $8,250,000 $6,000,000 $3,750,000 $6,000,000 Cap Casualty
Jarret Johnson LB SD $7,500,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 Retired
Arthur Brown LB BAL $969,335 $728,111 $486,887 $728,111 Trade
Matt Barkley  QB PHI $736,757 $612,500 $488,342 $612,500 Cap Casualty
Scott Wells C STL $4,750,000 $3,750,000 $3,750,000 $3,750,000 Release
Jake Long OT STL $10,500,000 $9,250,000 $8,000,000 $9,250,000 Retirement/Release
Josh Gordon WR CLE $1,682,521 $1,118,406 $1,118,406 $1,118,406 Release
Michael Griffin S TEN $8,100,000 $6,300,000 $4,500,000 $6,300,000 Cap Casualty
Ben Watson TE NO $1,900,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 Cap Casualty
Marques Colston WR NO $9,700,000 $7,000,000 $4,300,000 $7,000,000 Cap Casualty
Maurice Jones-Drew  RB OAK $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 Release
Donald Brown  RB SD $4,083,333 $3,000,000 $1,916,667 $3,000,000 Cap Casualty
Brian Hartline WR MIA $7,350,000 $5,950,000 $3,150,000 $5,950,000 Released
Brandon Gibson WR MIA $4,260,000 $3,260,000 $3,260,000 $3,260,000 Released
Josh McCown QB TB $5,250,000 $4,250,000 $4,250,000 $4,250,000 Released
Chris Johnson RB NYJ $5,250,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 Released
Greg Jennings WR MIN $11,000,000 $9,000,000 $5,000,0000 $9,000,000 Restructure
Andre Johnson WR HOU $16,144,583 $11,700,000 $9,225,000 $11,700,000 Restructure
Mike Wallace WR MIA $12,100,000 $9,900,000 $2,500,000 $6,900,000 Restructure
Shonn Greene RB TEN $4,183,333 $3,350,000 $3,350,000 $3,350,000 Cap Casualty
Toby Gerhart  RB JAC $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 Cap Casualty
Danny Amendola  WR NE $5,700,000 $4,500,000 $2,100,000 $4,500,000 Release
Steven Jackson RB ATL $4,916,668 $3,750,000 $3,750,000 $3,750,000 Released
Charlie Johnson G MIN $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 Released
DeAngelo Williams RB CAR $6,333,333 $2,000,000 $-266,667 $2,000,000 Released
Cary Williams CB PHI $8,166,667 $6,500,000 $6,500,000 $6,500,000 Released
Chad Henne QB JAC $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 Release
Matt Cassel QB MIN $4,750,000 $4,750,000 $4,750,000 $4,250,000 Release
Matt Schaub QB OAK $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 Cap Casualty
Reggie Bush RB DET $5,277,777 $3,500,000 $1,722,222 $3,500,000 Released
Peyton Hillis RB NYG $945,000 $945,000 $945,000 $945,000 Released
Kamerion Wimbely LB TEN $4,550,000 $2,750,000 $950,000 $2,750,000 Cap Casualty
Zach Miller TE SEA $4,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $1,250,000 Release
Brandon Carr CB DAL $12,717,000 $3,283,000 -$4,151,000 $3,283,000 Release
Stephen Bowen DE WAS $8,020,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 Released
Trent Richardson RB IND $3,184,062 $3,184,062 $3,184,062 $3,184,062 Release
Adrian Peterson RB MIN $15,400,000 $13,000,000 $13,000,000 $13,000,000 Release
Chris Canty DE BAL $3,326,667 $2,660,000 $2,660,000 $2,660,000 Released
Percy Harvin WR NYJ $10,500,000 $10,500,000 $10,500,000 $10,500,000 Release
Anthony Collins OT TB $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $3,000,000 $0 Release
Phillip Wheeler LB MIA $4,400,000 $3,000,000 $200,000 $3,000,000 Release (6/1)
Dannell Ellerbe LB MIA $9,850,000 $8,450,000 $5,650,000 $8,450,000 Cap Casualty
Johnathan Joseph CB HOU $12,250,000 $8,500,000 $8,500,000 $8,500,000 Cap Casualty
Charles Johnson DE CAR $20,020,000 $10,000,000 $5,980,000 $10,000,000 Restructure
Michael Johnson DE TB $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $5,000,000 $4,000,000 Cap Casualty
Robert Geathers DE CIN $3,050,000 $3,050,000 $3,050,000 $3,050,000 Released
Henry Melton DT DAL $9,250,250 $9,250,250 $9,250,250 $9,250,250 Option Declined
Haloti Ngata DT BAL $16,000,000 $8,500,000 $8,500,000 $8,500,000 Pay Cut/Rest. Extension
LaRon Landry S IND $5,750,000 $2,250,000 $2,250,000 $2,250,000 Released
Keith Rivers LB BUF $2,200,000 $1,700,000 $1,700,000 $1,700,000 Released
Cortland Finnegan CB MIA $6,475,000 $5,475,000 $5,475,000 $5,475,000 Restructure
Donnie Avery WR KC $4,050,000 $3,550,000 $3,550,000 $3,550,000 Released
Michael Koenen P TB $3,250,000 $3,250,000 $3,250,000 $3,250,000 Cap Casualty
Lardarius Webb CB BAL $12,000,000 $2,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 Restructure
Randy Starks DT MIA $6,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 Cap Casualty
Sam Bradford QB STL $16,580,000 $12,985,000 $12,985,000 $12,985,000 Restructure
Ahmad Brooks OLB SF $9,648,750 $7,300,000 $4,102,500 $7,300,000 Cap Casualty
Brodrick Bunkley DT NO $6,112,500 $4,500,000 $2,887,500 $4,500,000 Cap Casualty
Mathias Kiwanuka DE NYG $7,450,000 $4,825,000 $4,825,000 $4,825,000 Released
J.D. Walton C NYG $3,625,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 Released
Cullen Jenkins DT NYG $2,916,668 $2,250,000 $2,250,000 $2,250,000 Restructured
Pierre Garcon WR WAS $9,700,000 $7,500,000 $5,300,000 $7,500,000 Restructure
Chris Chester G WAS $4,800,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 Cap Casualty
Tracy Porter CB WAS $3,800,000 $2,800,000 $2,800,000 $2,800,000 Restructure/Release
Phil Dawson K SF $4,134,000 $3,134,000 $3,134,000 $3,134,000 Cap Casualty
Stevie Johnson WR SF $6,025,000 $6,025,000 $6,025,000 $6,025,000 Cap Casualty
Vernon Davis TE SF $7,017,918 $4,949,998 $4,949,998 $4,949,998 Restructure/Release
Jahri Evans G NO $11,000,000 $7,500,000 $6,000,000 $7,500,000 Cap Casualty
Ted Ginn Jr. WR ARI $4,000,000 $3,250,000 $2,500,000 $3,250,000 Released
Domata Peko DT CIN $3,700,000 $3,700,000 $3,700,000 $3,700,000 Cap Casualty
Chad Greenway OLB MIN $8,800,000 $7,100,000 $7,100,000 $7,100,000 Cap Casualty
David Hawthorne OLB NO $6,010,000 $4,500,000 $2,990,000 $4,500,000 Restructure/Casualty
Ryan Clady OT DEN $10,600,000 $10,000,000 $8,800,000 $10,000,000 Restructure
A.J. Hawk LB GB $5,100,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 Released
Mike DeVito DL KC $5,400,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 Pay Cut
Marcedes Lewis TE JAC $8,200,000 $6,800,000 $6,800,000 $6,800,000 Pay Cut

Notable Extension Candidates
Player Pos. Team 2015 Cap Free Agent
Andrew Luck QB IND $7,034,363 2016
Russell Wilson QB SEA $953,519 2016
Muhammad Wilkerson DL NYJ $6,969,000 2016
Matt Forte RB CHI $9,200,000 2016
Eli Manning QB NYG $19,750,000 2016
Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT $18,395,000 2016
Philip Rivers QB SD $17,416,668 2016
Cam Newton QB CAR $14,666,666 2016
Marcell Dareus DL BUF $8,060,000 2016
Alshon Jeffery WR CHI $1,447,036 2016
T.Y. Hilton WR IND $796,850 2016
Russell Okung OT SEA $7,280,000 2016
Cameron Jordan DL NO $6,969,000 2016
Trent Williams OT WAS $13,730,393 2016