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74 players in the AFC that I predict will become cap casualties

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After many thousands of words in my previous Cap Casualty previews, I am finally ready to list out every player in the AFC who I have predicted will be cut. I honestly have no idea if this is a high number or a low number because I don’t know that I’ve ever seen an article predicting every cap casualty. It doesn’t seem like too much of a revolutionary idea or anything and perhaps people avoid it because of the amount of work I’ve found it takes or because of the potential for inaccuracy.

God forbid anyone ever goes back and tells you how inaccurate every single mock draft is.

Anyhow, I think it’s important that when you look at available free agents, you know that there’s a whole pool of upcoming free agents who won’t be listed because they haven’t been cut yet. Part of the issue here is also that if you’re being cut, there’s a better than not chance that you aren’t playing that well. But plenty of cap casualties go on to have excellent seasons or careers after the fact. You could be playing well, but you cost too much. You could have had an injury. You could have had an off year. Or you could simply be the victim of circumstance.

Sammy Watkins and Marcell Dareus are considered to be good players but their teams are cash strapped and their cap hits are exorbitant. If they had been playing on the Indianapolis Colts or Tampa Bay Buccaneers, maybe they stick. Given their situations, they likely won’t.

I listed out way more in potential cuts throughout my series (every article of which I’ve listed at the bottom of the page) but these are the guys I’m sticking my neck out for before the guillotine comes down. I’m guessing that these 74 players will be cut. There are some BIG SWINGS in here also. Most names are just kinda boring, so why not add a few swings?

Ordered by position because I think that’s kind of the most important way to order these things.

*Trade more likely than release

Nick Foles, Jaguars, QB*

Josh Rosen, Dolphins, QB*

Jacoby Brissett, Colts, QB*

Andy Dalton, Bengals, QB

Joe Flacco, Broncos, QB

Derek Carr, Raiders, QB*

Vance McDonald, Steelers, TE

Geoff Swaim, Jaguars, TE

Lee Smith, Bills, TE

Delanie Walker, Titans, TE

CJ Uzomah, Bengals, TE

Jeff Heuerman, Broncos, TE

Marqise Lee, Jaguars, WR

Julian Edelman, Patriots, WR*

Albert Wilson, Dolphins, WR

Allen Hurns, Dolphins, WR

Cole Beasley, Bills, WR

Andre Roberts, Bills, WR

Quincy Enunwa, Jets, WR

Josh Bellamy, Jets, WR

Mohamed Sanu, Patriots, WR

Adam Humphries, Titans, WR

Jarvis Landry, Browns, WR*

Sammy Watkins, Chiefs, WR

Rex Burkhead, Patriots, RB

Brandon Bolden, Patriots, RB

Dion Lewis, Titans, RB

Daniel Kilgore, Dolphins, C

Ramon Foster, Steelers, G

Andrew Norwell, Jaguars, G

Brian Winters, Jets, G

Senio Kelemete, Texans, G

Ronald Leary, Broncos, G

Bobby Hart, Bengals, OT

Chris Hubbard, Browns, OT

Cam Erving, Chiefs, OT

John Simon, Patriots, DE

Margus Hunt, Colts, DE

Angelo Blackson, Texans, DE

Tyson Alualu, Steelers, DL

Marcell Dareus, Jaguars, DT

Brandon Mebane, Chargers, DT

Cam Wake, Titans, EDGE

Todd Davis, Broncos, ILB

Mark Barron, Steelers, LB

Jake Ryan, Jaguars, LB

Tahir Whitehead, Raiders, LB

Denzel Perryman, Chargers, LB

Thomas Davis, Chargers, LB

Anthony Chickillo, Steelers, LB/ST

Avery Williamson, Jets, OLB

Christian Kirksey, Browns, OLB

Damien Wilson, Chiefs, OLB

Melvin Ingram, Chargers, OLB

Jason McCourty, Patriots, CB

Trumaine Johnson, Jets, CB

Darryl Roberts, Jets, CB

Malcolm Butler, Titans, CB

Vernon Hargreaves, Texans, CB (Already Cut)

Pierre Desir, Colts, CB

BW Webb, Bengals, CB

Dre Kirkpatrick, Bengals, CB

Terrance Mitchell, Browns, CB

Brandon Carr, Ravens, CB (Option not likely to be picked up)

Micah Hyde, Bills, S

Nate Hairston, Jets, S

Tashaun Gipson, Texans, S

Shawn Williams, Bengals, S

Morgan Burnett, Browns, S

Tony Jefferson, Ravens, S (Already Cut)

Daniel Sorenson, Chiefs, S

Terrence Brooks, Patriots, S

Reshad Jones, Dolphins, S

Justin Bethel, Patriots, ST


Read: Derek Carr, Joe Flacco could be on move out of AFC West

Read: Andy Dalton is biggest name, but not only trade candidate in AFC North

Read: Colts, Titans, Texans, and why a Jacoby Brissett trade makes sense

Read: The entire AFC East and what cap cuts/trades they may need to make

Read: The Vikings might need to trade Kirk Cousins

Read: The Steelers could struggle to keep the band together

Read: The Jaguars have the most cuts to make

Read: The Falcons may have to part with Desmond Trufant and/or Keanu Neal

Read: The Bears should trade Mitchell Trubisky

Read: Lions, Packers have few moves to make