Everyone gets cut eventually. It's a rough fact of life in the NFL for everyone but Hall of Fame players, and plenty of them have been released too.
Combined with Chris Wesseling's insightful list of potential AFC salary-cap casualties, here's a look at what players could be released in the NFC before then:
Strong candidates for release
Potential surprise cuts
2. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver: Well, this would be a surprise, right? The Falcons want White to sign a Terrell Suggs-like contract extension in order to lower his cap number. White sounds amenable to a new deal, which means it should probably get done. But it's worth remembering White's lofty place in the organization. He's not going to want a huge pay cut, and a disagreement in value could lead to hurt feelings and a surprise release.
7 & 8. Antrel Rolle and Mathias Kiwanuka, New York Giants: Rolle was arguably the Giants' best defensive player last season, but his run in New York has been up and down overall. He's due $9.25 million against the salary cap and might not warm up to taking a pay cut coming off a great year. Kiwanuka is a good player that always seems to leave the Giants wanting a little more.
Other Potential Cuts
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