If you ONLY look at the balance sheet and the stats, you have to cut him.
However, he is a leader, and he is a great run blocker. Is he worth $7 million--no. I would restructure him and make him take less.
MY question is this: If we draft a player like Reiff or Martin who can play LT, does that make Wharton, our backup LT, more expendible?
TD has a roster bonus of about $9 million that is on the books. We will never pay a dime of it. If Hurney restructures and gives him more guaranteed money, I will find where he parks and let every bit of air out of his tires.
Wharton is overpaid because we have called on him to play tackle and he is capible of that.I would think they will try to restructure his contract.