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The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / Updating 2021 NFL salary cap cuts by team and position

Updating 2021 NFL salary cap cuts by team and position

NFL 2021 salary cap casualties
Publish Date: 03/14/2021
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster

With the NFL salary cap dropping to $182.5 million this season as owners try to recoup lost revenue, teams find themselves having to cut quality players. The salary cap was $198.2 million this past season, and many teams agreed to contracts years ago predicting that it would rise well over $200 million in 2021. Instead, front offices are in a mad scramble to shave down their rosters.

Iโ€™ll keep the cut tracker updated as new information comes out.

*Last updated 3/20/21

AFC East

Buffalo Bills- John Brown (WR), Quinton Jefferson (DT)

Miami Dolphins- Kyle Van Noy (LB)

New England Patriots-

New York Jets- Henry Anderson (DT)

AFC North

Baltimore Ravens- Mark Ingram (RB)

Cincinnati Bengals-ย Geno Atkins (DT), B.J. Finney (C)

Cleveland Browns- Adrian Clayborn (DE)

Pittsburgh Steelers-ย Vince Williams (LB)

AFC South

Houston Texans- Bryan Anger (P), Darren Fells (TE), Duke Johnson (RB), Senio Kelemete (G), Nick Martin (C), Josh McCown (QB), J.J. Watt (DE)

Indianapolis Colts-

Jacksonville Jaguars-

Tennessee Titans- Malcolm Butler (CB), Adam Humphries (WR), Adoree Jackson (CB), Dennis Kelly (OT), Kenny Vaccaro (S)

AFC West

Denver Broncos- A.J. Bouye (CB), Jurrell Casey (DT), Kareem Jackson (S), Kyle Peko (NT)

Kansas City Chiefs- Eric Fisher (OT), Mitchell Schwartz (OT), Damien Williams (RB)

Las Vegas Raiders-ย Richie Incognito (G), Lamarcus Joyner (S), Tyrell Williams (WR)

Los Angeles Chargers- Casey Hayward (CB), Malik Jefferson (LB), Trai Turner (G)

NFC East

Dallas Cowboys-ย Chris Jones (P), Jamize Olawale (FB)

New York Giants- Cody Core (WR), David Mayo (LB), Golden Tate (WR), Kevin Zeitler (G)

Philadelphia Eagles- Blake Countess (CB), Treyvon Hester (DT), DeSean Jackson (WR), Malik Jackson (DT), Alshon Jeffery (WR)

Washington Football Team- Alex Smith (QB)

NFC North

Chicago Bears- Kyle Fuller (CB),ย Buster Skrine (CB)

Detroit Lions- Russell Bodine (C), Justin Coleman (CB), Chase Daniel (QB), Joe Dahl (G), Jesse James (TE), Christian Jones (LB), Danny Shelton (DT), Desmond Trufant (CB)

Green Bay Packers- Christian Kirksey (LB), John Lovett (FB/TE), Rick Wagner (OT)

Minnesota Vikings- Dan Bailey (K), Tae Hayes (CB), Riley Reiff (OT), Kyle Rudolph (TE), Cordrea Tankersley (CB)

NFC South

Atlanta Falcons- Ricardo Allen (S), Allen Bailey (DE), James Carpenter (G)

Carolina Panthers- Tre Boston (S), Michael Palardy (P), Stephen Weatherly (DE), Kawann Short (DT)

New Orleans Saints- Kwon Alexander (LB), Jared Cook (TE), Nick Easton (C), Josh Hill (TE), Janoris Jenkins (CB), Thomas Morstead (P), Emmanuel Sanders (WR)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers-

NFC West

Arizona Cardinals- Robert Alford (CB), Zane Gonzalez (K)

Los Angeles Rams-

San Francisco 49ers- Ronald Blair (DE)

Seattle Seahawks- Carlos Dunlap (DE), Josh Gordon (WR)


*indicates a player who signed with a new team

QB- Chase Daniel, Josh McCown, Alex Smith

FB- John Lovett, Jamize Olawale

RB- Mark Ingram (Texans)*, Duke Johnson, Damien Williams

TE- Jared Cook (Chargers)*, Darren Fells, Josh Hill (Lions)*, Jesse James, Kyle Rudolph (Giants)*

WR- John Brown (Raiders)*, Cody Core, Josh Gordon, Adam Humphries, DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery, Emmanuel Sanders (Bills)*, Golden Tate, Tyrell Williams (Lions)*

OT- Eric Fisher, Dennis Kelly, Riley Reiff (Bengals)*, Mitchell Schwartz, Rick Wagner

G- James Carpenter, Joe Dahl, Richie Incognito (Raiders)*, Senio Kelemete, Trai Turner, Kevin Zeitler (Ravens)*

C- Russell Bodine, Nick Easton, B.J. Finney (Steelers)*, Nick Martin

IDL- Henry Anderson (Patriots)*, Geno Atkins, Jurrell Casey, Treyvon Hester, Malik Jackson, Quinton Jefferson (Raiders)*, Kyle Peko, Danny Shelton, Kawann Short

EDGE- Allen Bailey, Ronald Blair, Adrian Clayborn, Carlos Dunlap, J.J. Watt (Cardinals)*, Stephen Weatherly

LB- Kwon Alexander, Malik Jefferson, Christian Jones, Christian Kirksey (Texans)*, David Mayo, Kyle Van Noy (Patriots)*, Vince Williams

CB- Robert Alford (Cardinals)*, A.J. Bouye, Malcolm Butler, Justin Coleman (Dolphins)*, Blake Countess, Kyle Fuller, Tae Hayes, Casey Hayward, Adoree Jackson, Janoris Jenkins, Buster Skrine, Cordrea Tankersley, Desmond Trufant (Bears)*

S- Ricardo Allen, Tre Boston, Kareem Jackson, Lamarcus Joyner (Jets)*, Kenny Vaccaroย 

K- Dan Bailey, Zane Gonzalez

P- Bryan Anger, Chris Jones, Thomas Morstead, Michael Palardy

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