UPDATED: NFL Players on the Roster Bubble

UPDATED: NFL Players on the Roster Bubble
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Updated: NFL Players on the Roster Bubble

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With two preseason weeks in the books NFL roster cuts are beginning to pour in to the the transaction wire. We'll take a look at our original post from July, outlining those notable players on the "roster bubble", including the financial cap implication to cut them loose this preseason.

Updated Notable Names
Christian Ponder (QB, Vikings) - It makes zero dollars of financial sense to release Ponder, but injuries or inconsistent backup play on other teams could mean finding a trade parnter late in the game. His $1,760,277 in guaranteed base salary would transfer to the new team, leaving $1,472,036 in dead cap behind to the Vikings.

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.

James Casey (TE, Eagles) - A talented blocking/pass-catching big man who is simply on a team with too much talent ahead of him. He may have low-grade trade value prior to the start of the season.

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.

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
Jay Feely ARI K $635,000 $570,000
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
Mickey Shuler ATL TE $495,000 $495,000
Josh Wilson ATL CB $635,000 $570,000
Albert McClellan BAL LB $1,000,000 $800,000
Dominique Franks BAL CB $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
Johnathan Meeks BUF S $544,500 $396,000
Chris Scott CAR OG $730,000 $730,000
Joe Webb CAR QB $635,000 $570,000
Tiquan Underwood CAR WR $925,000 $750,000
Johsua Thomas CAR CB $660,000 $645,000
James Dockery CAR CB $660,000 $645,000
Shaun Draughn CHI RB $570,000 $570,000
Santonio Holmes CHI WR $570,000 $570,000
Jordan Palmer CHI QB $570,000 $570,000
Josh Morgan CHI WR $570,000 $570,000
Eben Britton CHI OT $635,000 $570,000
Nate Collins CHI DT $730,001 $730,001
Jordan Senn CHI LB $635,000 $570,000
Adrian Wilson CHI S $570,000 $570,000
Mike Nugent CIN K $1,400,000 $1,300,000
Orson Charles CIN TE $677,325 $570,000
Taylor Mays CIN S $795,000 $755,000
Will Svitek CIN OT $570,000 $570,000
Dontay Moch CIN DE $570,000 $570,000
Sean Porter CIN LB $602,325 $495,000
Nate Burleson CLE WR $635,000 $570,000
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
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
Darryl Tapp DET LB $635,000 $570,000
Isa Abdul-Quddus DET S $695,000 $645,000
Scott Tolzien GB QB $645,000 $645,000
Demetri Goodson GB CB $445,788  $420,000
Carl Bradford GB LB $527,325 $420,000
Chris Banjo GB S $495,000 $495,000
Brandon Brooks HOU G $744,359 $590,000
Quentin Groves HOU LB $570,000 $570,000
Ronnie Brown HOU RB $570,000 $570,000
Elbert Mack HOU CB $635,000 $570,000
Shiloh Keo HOU S $645,000 $645,000
Mario Harvey IND FB $570,000 $570,000
Da'Rick Rogers IND WR $495,000 $495,000
Denard Robinson JAC RB $548,403  $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
Josh Mauga KC LB $645,000 $645,000
Brady Quinn MIA QB $570,000 $570,000
Daniel Thomas MIA RB $1,029,756 $816,321
Michael Egnew MIA TE $742,239 $585,0000
Caleb Sturgis MIA K $531,140  $495,000
Christian Ponder MIN QB $3,232,313 $0
Joe Banyard MIN RB $495,000 $495,000
Josh Cooper MIN WR $570,000 $570,000
Michael Higgins MIN TE $570,000 $570,000
Kurt Coleman MIN S $900,000 $900,000
Will Smith NE LB $585,000 $570,000
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
Victor Butler NO LB $1,875,000 $1,400,000
Curtis Painter NYG QB $635,000 $570,000
Michael Cox NYG RB $506,474 $495,000
John Conner NYG FB $740,000 $730,000
Mario Manningham NYG WR $635,000 $595,000
James Brewer NYG G $758,023 $650,000
Terrell Manning NYG LB $570,000 $570,000
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
Ras-I Dowling NYJ CB $570,000 $570,000
Caleb Schlauderaff NYJ C $645,000 $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
David Ausberry OAK TE $656,475 $645,000
Jack Crawford OAK DE $615,606 $570,000
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
Guy Whimper PIT G $635,000 $570,000
Chris Carter PIT LB $685,700 $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
Kassim Osgood SF WR $570,000 $570,000
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
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
Wade Smith SEA G $630,000 $630,000
Heath Farwell SEA LB $1,666,667 $1,250,000
A.J. Jefferson SEA CB $570,000 $570,000
Isaiah Pead STL RB $1,101,300 $757,100
Michael Sam STL DE $431,474 $420,000
Luke Stocker TB TE $763,172 $645,000
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
Chase Coffman TEN TE $570,000 $570,000
Byron Stingily TEN OT $672,625 $645,000
Antonio Johnson TEN DT $987,500 $850,000
Colin McCarthy TEN LB $1,544,850 $1,431,000
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
Leonard Hankerson WAS WR $812,219 $645,000
Tom Compton WAS OT $570,000 $570,000
Clifton Geathers WAS DE $1,350,000 $1,075,000
Chris Neild WAS DT $656,475 $645,000
Richard Crawford WAS CB $585,933 $570,000


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