This year more than ever we have seen NFL teams cutting, waiving and trading their top veteran players as they all look to get the salary cap down before Draft day. I have noticed it has been mostly the big names in receivers, corners and defensive ends that have been active. Players you would have thought would retire with their teams are now either un-employed or just signed deals with new teams. The Raiders, Broncos and 49ers have been especially busy raking up as much as they can.
The most noticeable wide out was Steve Smith from the Carolina Panthers; he only had a year left on his contract and had made it clear that he was going to retire after the season. After 13 seasons with Carolina they made it official today that they were cutting the smallest but by far most talented veteran receiver.
Akib Talib the Patriots famed corner back and corner stone to their defense decided to sign with the Broncos while Derrelle Rivis from Tampa Bay choose to fill that spot quickly with a three year contract in Fox Borrow. Then you have Eric Decker receiver from Denver signing with the Jets, can anyone explain that move to me please, because I just do not get it.
The team that has made the biggest impact this offseason so far has to have been the Broncos, they did lose their top receiver but they added two of the top corners in Talib and Rogers-Cromartie as well as defensive end and ex-Cowboy veteran DeMarcus Ware who alongside the rest of the defense will really find himself quickly. This team will have a great chance come next season with what they have done so far and I cannot wait to see what happens in the Draft.