Denver Broncos: Team could gain $55 million in cap space by cutting these 4 players
Jurrell Casey, defensive tackle: $11.8 million
When the Broncos traded for Jurrell Casey last offseason, getting him for next to nothing, some analysts around the league felt that it might be the best transaction any team made. It never panned out that way.
Casey, who excelled for years with the Tennessee Titans, was shut down in Denver after playing in just three games for the team. Now, dumping him in order to get back nearly $12 million in cap space (with no dead money) seems like almost a sure thing.
It would be a shame to see Casey’s tenure in Denver end that way, but that is just a bit too much money to be giving a 31-year old player coming off of an injury like that.
The defensive line is a spot the team will need to focus on this offseason, much like it did last year when the team traded for Casey and re-signed Shelby Harris.
Harris will be an unrestricted free agent once again, but the team will get back Mike Purcell and both Dre’Mont Jones and McTelvin Agim are promising young players.
It would have been great to see Casey be the player that made five straight Pro Bowls with the Titans, but that doesn’t seem to be in the cards in Denver.