Every year after the draft, a number of players find themselves in danger of being released.
Most of the big-name cuts come after June 1 so that teams save more cap space and incur less dead money, so we could see a few well-known veterans on the chopping block relatively soon.
The Ravens can save $3 million in cap space by releasing the injury-prone 36-year-old.
That could lead Bill Belichick to make the decision to cut Lewis, save more than $1.2 million and give White more playing time.
With Mathews set to make $5 million this year and the Eagles able to save $4 million by cutting him, he’s probably not worth keeping.
Detroit can save more than $5.7 million by releasing Ngata and giving A’Shawn Robinson and Akeem Spence more playing time.
If New York releases him, it would save $5.75 million in cap space not something the Jets are desperate for, but is keeping a declining receiver for $8.75 million really worth it? His cap number is $9 million this season, while a release would net the Giants $5 million — $7 million after June 1.
By cutting him after June 1, the Panthers could save $3.1 million.
The Steelers can save more than $630,000 by releasing Coates after June 1, which would be a wise move considering he won’t see many snaps in the coming season.