My main point of all the cuts is for one of three reasons. 1.) Other teams may pursue them, so it isn't worth it to match offers unless they are incredibly low 2.) Save as much salary cap as possible 3.) Get rid of unnecessary players.
I intended this thread just as much for a "what-if" idea to spark convo on specific players.
Well depending on the situation of their contracts cutting them might actually cause a cpa hit greater than what we would save. So unfortunately it is not as simple as cutting = more cap space.
None of them were unnecessary as all know our system now. That is usually invaluable as some players can take a season or two to adapt. Think of the continuity of our OL. Our back ups did so well as they have also been here for several seasons and gelled with the starters. Landon Johnson is the only exception as we brought him in to compete for a starting slot. He very nearly did not make the roster and Anderson was favored over him in some situations.
Only Hangartner is out of contract and thus we may lose him. If he does go then we should draft depth in my opinion. If he goes then we definately keep Bridges around.
Unfortunately we have very few players due to be out of contract other than the big two so almost all our current players will be back in camp. Unecessary cuts in theory works to generate more cap, but in practice they often end up hurting the cap space and especially hurt team morale. Sorry
You will only see cuts if the player was a bad influence in the locker room.