It's that time of the year again when NFL teams begin cutting players in anticipation of drafting new players and picking up free agents.
Probably one of the most notable cuts was Dallas Cowboys' Drew Bledsoe. He had been replaced by Tony Romo at about mid-season of 2006.
Also notable was Joe Horn of the New Orleans Saints. However, Horn had requested to be released after he refused to take a pay cut.
The San Diego Chargers released wide receiver Keenan McCardell, linebacker Steve Foley, and safety Terrence Kiel. McCardell turned 37 last January and is getting a tad bit old for this game. Maybe he will realize that and retire. Foley had been shot by the police last year and missed the 2006 season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers cut Joey Porter.
The Minnesota Vikings cut Jermaine Wiggins, Fred Smoot, and Mike Rosenthal. This opened approximately $3 million in salary cap for the Vikings. The Vikings are hoping to sign receivers for the 2007 season. At this time, they are looking at Kevin Curtis of the St. Louis Rams and Ashlie Lelie of the Atlanta Falcons.
Jerrico Cotchery was locked up for a long term deal with the New York Jets.
Running back Fred Taylor signed a contract extension with the Jacksonville Jaguars through 2010.
Bryant Young agreed to a one-year deal with the 49er's.
Detroit and Denver came to a deal with a trade. Detroit will be sending cornerback Dre' Bly to the Broncos. Denver will be giving up offensive tackle George Foster and running back Tatum Bell to the Lions along with a fifth-round draft pick.
There will be more cuts and additions as teams begin to make their teams better for the 2007 season. If these moves effect your favorite team, tell us what you think will happen to your team in 2007. It will hurt your team, or will it improve it?