Financial Implications for NFL Roster Bubble Cuts

Financial Implications for NFL Roster Bubble Cuts
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Financial Implications for NFL Roster Bubble Cuts

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With NFL training camps just around the corner, the rumor mills are filling up with reports of players who may not make the final cut come September. We'll keep a running list of these reported players, and include the salary cap implication to the team should he be cut prior to the season.

Notable Names
Osi Umenyiora (DE, Falcons) - The 32-year old has already taken a pay-cut to remain with the Falcons through the summer, and will have to show he can still keep the motor running this camp to secure a roster spot. He clears $3.5 million from the Falcons' cap if released.

Kevin Burnett (LB, Raiders) - Burnett may simply be too expensive for his age/level of production heading into 2014. The Raiders have done well to draft/acquire young talent around him, and can clear $3.375M from their cap to cut him loose.

Dan Connolly (G, Patriots) - The offensive line in New England has taken big steps forward in the past two seasons, and the 31-year old Connolly may simply be the odd-man-out come August. His $4M cap figure doesn't help either, and releasing him would clear $3 million.

Erik Pears (OT, Bills) - Like Connolly, Pears may simply be bettered by younger talent this camp after what many consider a down year in 2013. Entering a contract year ($3.45M cap figure), Pears would clear $2.85M with his release.
2014 Reported Roster Bubble Players
Note: All cap savings assume that 2014 workout bonuses have been paid (likely the case).
Click the table headers to sort columns.
Player Team Pos. 2014 Cap Savings if Cut
Teddy Williams ARI WR $570,000 $570,000
Robert Housler ARI TE $1,602,023 $1,406,000
Osi Umenyiora ATL DE $4,750,000 $3,500,000
Courtney Roby ATL WR $570,000 $570,000
Bear Pascoe ATL TE $570,000 $570,000
Lamar Holmes ATL OT $703,400 $570,000
Albert McClellan BAL LB $1,000,000 $800,000
Terrence Cody BAL DT $570,000 $570,000
Jah Reid BAL G $785,810 $645,000
Justin Forsett BAL RB $570,000 $570,000
Deonte Thompson BAL WR $571,334 $570,000
LaQuan Williams BAL WR $570,000 $570,000
Erik Pears BUF OT $3,450,000 $2,850,000
T.J Graham BUF WR $777,813 $610,000
Evan Rodriguez BUF FB $570,000 $570,000
Chris Gragg BUF TE $509,793 $495,000
Dustin Hopkins BUF K $523,000 $495,000
Ty Powell BUF LB $495,000 $495,000
Chris Scott CAR OG $730,000 $730,000
Joe Webb CAR QB $635,000 $570,000
Tiquan Underwood CAR WR $925,000 $750,000
Frank Alexander CAR DE $687,563 $570,000
James Dockery CAR CB $660,000 $645,000
Khaseem Greene CHI LB $603,023 $495,000
Jordan Palmer CHI QB $570,000 $570,000
Josh Morgan CHI WR $570,000 $570,000
Sherrick McManis  CHI CB $635,000 $635,000
Al Louis-Jean CHI CB $420,000 $420,000
BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN RB $3,000,000 $2,300,000
Taylor Mays CIN S $795,000 $755,000
James Wright CIN WR $432,456 $420,000
Sam Montgomery CIN DE $495,000 $495,000
Jayson Dimanche CIN LB $500,000 $495,000
Isaiah Crowell  CLE RB $423,333 $420,000
Reid Fragel CLE OT $495,000 $495,000
Leon McFadden CLE CB $704,751 $526,938
B.W. Webb DAL CB $605,845 $495,000
Caleb Hanie DAL QB $570,000 $570,000
Ryan Williams DAL RB $570,000 $570,000
Uche Nwaneri  DAL OG $620,000 $555,000
Martez Wilson DAL OLB $645,000 $645,000
Matt Johnson DAL S $570,146 $495,000
Cody Mandell DAL P $420,666 $420,000
Zac Dysert DEN QB $507,050 $495,000
C.J. Anderson DEN RB $499,166 $495,000
Joel Dreesen DEN TE $3,166,668 $2,500,000
Ryan Miller DEN OT $495,000 $495,000
Jamar Chaney DEN LB $570,000 $570,000
Tony Carter DEN CB 570,000 $570,000
Duke Ihenacho DEN S $570,000 $570,000
Kellen Moore DET QB $576,668 $570,000
Mikel Leshoure DET RB $1,085,357 $793,297
Kevin Ogletree DET WR $635,000 $535,000
Cory Greenwood DET CB $645,000 $645,000
Isa Abdul-Quddus DET S $695,000 $645,000
Scott Tolzien GB QB $645,000 $645,000
Letroy Guion GB DT $985,000 $970,000
Jerel Worthy GB DE $1,076,783 $748,928
Chris Banjo GB S $495,000 $495,000
Keshawn Martin HOU WR $673,140 $570,000
Joeffrey Pagan HOU DE $452,205 $420,000
Mario Harvey IND FB $570,000 $570,000
Da'Rick Rogers IND WR $495,000 $495,000
Storm Johnson JAC RB $435,682 $420,000
Tandon Doss JAC WR $702,500 $645,000
Austin Pasztor JAC OT $570,000 $570,000
Mike Harris JAC CB $598,947 $570,000
Chris Prosinski JAC S $840,045 $735,018
Tyler Bray KC QB $498,333 $495,000
Joe McKnight KC RB $645,000 $645,000
Kyle Williams KC WR $580,000 $570,000
Sean McGrath KC TE $495,000 $495,000
Pat Devlin MIA QB $570,000 $570,000
Daniel Thomas MIA RB $1,029,756 $816,321
Christian Ponder MIN QB $3,232,313 $0
Joe Banyard MIN RB $495,000 $495,000
Josh Cooper MIN WR $570,000 $570,000
Kurt Coleman MIN S $900,000 $900,000
D.J. Williams NE TE $645,000 $645,000
Dan Connolly NE G $4,083,333 $3,000,000
Josh Hull NE LB $645,000 $645,000
Patrick Chung NE S $1,040,000 $920,000
Luke McCown NO QB $635,000 $435,000
Brandon Deaderick NO DT $570,000 $570,000
Curtis Painter NYG QB $635,000 $570,000
Michael Cox NYG RB $506,474 $495,000
Preston Parker NYG WR $570,000 $570,000
Daniel Fells NYG TE $570,000 $570,000
Terrell Manning NYG LB $570,000 $570,000
Nat Berhe NYG S $468,200 $420,000
Josh Brown NYG K $1,350,000 $1,225,000
Matt Simms NYJ QB $495,000 $495,000
Daryl Richardson NYJ RB $570,000 $570,000
Greg Salas NYJ WR $645,000 $645,000
Clyde Gates NYJ WR $645,000 $645,000
Johnny Patrick NYJ CB $700,000 $645,000
Josh Bush NYJ S $596,055 $570,000
Kory Sheets OAK RB $525,000 $495,000
Greg Little OAK WR $828,750 $753,750
Kevin Burnett OAK LB $4,142,500 $3,375,000
Chimdi Chekwa OAK CB $645,000 $645,000
Usama Young OAK S $1,235,000 $855,000
Jeff Maehl PHI WR $570,000 $570,000
James Casey PHI TE $3,985,000 $1,985,000
Vinny Curry PHI DE $922,318 $697,440
Rashad Carmichael PHI CB $570,000 $570,000
Darrius Heyward-Bey PIT WR $635,000 $570,000
David Paulson PIT TE $581,474 $570,000
Chris Carter PIT LB $685,700 $645,000
Kion Wilson PIT LB $645,000 $645,000
Thomas Keiser SD LB $645,000 $645,000
Richard Marshall SD CB $570,000 $570,000
McLeod Bethel-Thompson SF QB $616,875 $616,875
LaMichael James SF RB 905,154$ $641,718
Kassim Osgood SF WR $570,000 $570,000
Jonathan Baldwin SF WR $645,000 $645,000
David Reed SF WR $730,000 $730,000
Garrett Celek SF TE $572,000 $570,000
Adam Snyder SF G $1,300,000 $1,000,000
Demarcus Dobbs SF DE $1,431,000 $1,431,000
Dan Skuta SF LB $1,650,000 $1,450,000
Craig Dahl SF S $1,283,333 $1,000,000
Terrelle Pryor SEA QB $766,137 $705,000
Sidney Rice SEA WR $1,275,000 $1,125,000
Taylor Price SEA WR $570,000 $570,000
O'Brien Schofield SEA LB $570,000 $570,000
A.J. Jefferson SEA CB $570,000 $570,000
Lavelle Hawkins TB WR $570,000 $570,000
Da'Quan Bowers TB DE $1,226,793 $900,768
Danny Lansanah TB LB $570,000 $570,000
Marc Mariani TEN WR $610,000 $570,000
Dorin Dickerson TEN TE $645,000 $645,000
Byron Stingily TEN OT $672,625 $645,000
Karl Klug TEN DT $693,613 $645,000
Moise Fokou TEN LB $1,550,000 $1,400,000
Colt McCoy WAS QB $635,000 $570,000
Evan Royster WAS RB $645,000 $645,000
Aldrick Robinson WAS WR $570,000 $570,000
Tom Compton WAS OT $570,000 $570,000
Chris Neild WAS DT $656,475 $645,000
Rob Jackson WAS LB $635,000 $570,000


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