NFL Free Agents and Potential Cap Casualties: Running Backs

2013's free agent Running Backs and potential cap casualties

2/7/13 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Blog Photo - NFL Free Agents and Potential Cap Casualties: Running BacksThere aren't quite as many potential cap casualties at running back as there were at quarterback, but there are still some big names who could see their contracts cut short:

Michael Turner lost a ton of explosiveness between the 2011 and 2012 seasons, made evident by his average of 3.6 yards per carry (down from 4.5 in 2011). Under contract for $5.5 million, the Falcons are going to want a cheaper, more effective between-the-tackles runner to compliment Jacquizz Rodgers in the backfield.

The Panthers gave DeAngelo Williams a huge contract after two straight declining seasons that were partially a result of injury. Williams' contract is probably part of the reason that the Panthers changed general manager's during the 2012 season, and new GM Dave Gettleman would love to get Williams' $4.75 million off the team's payroll. Cutting Williams would result in a significant cap hit, so expect the Panthers to look into trade options.
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