Updating list of cap casualties around NFL during 2021 offseason

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Zach Kruse
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Last November, Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said he wanted “some flexibility” to explore the market come March, when teams across the NFL would need to cut veterans with big salaries to get in a better position financially before the start of the new league year.

The idea? To have some spending power in case the team finds a handful of cap casualties they’d like to sign for cheap in what should be a flooded market of veterans potentially looking for discounted one-year deals. The salary cap is shrinking during this unique offseason, leaving open the possibility of smart teams adding good players at rental prices in March.

Here’s an updating list of cap casualties made around the league, providing a closer look at the specific board of available veteran players that the Packers could dip into over the next month or so:

Atlanta Falcons

S Ricardo Allen
DL Allen Bailey

Baltimore Ravens

RB Mark Ingram

Buffalo Bills

CB E.J. Gaines

Carolina Panthers

DL Kawann Short
S Tre Boston
P Michael Palardy
DE Stephen Weatherly

Denver Broncos

CB A.J. Bouye
DL Kyle Peko

Green Bay Packers

LB Christian Kirksey
OT Rick Wagner

Houston Texans

DL J.J. Watt

New Orleans Saints

G Nick Easton

Philadelphia Eagles

WR Desean Jackson

Seattle Seahawks

OL Chance Warmack
TE Luke Willson

List will update as more players around the NFL are released.

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