cut someone who's performed as one of the best corners in the league the last two years
the ideal scenario
Never said it was, but he's almost guaranteed to be a cap casualty because of the Mess the team is in. No one else gives even close to that kind of cap relief (Almost 8 million) by restructuring or cutting them. The team could restructure him, but it would cut the savings drastically.
DeAngelo saves the team around 3.4 and that's if it's split over two seasons. Smith, Stewart, Anderson and Godfrey are untouchable cut wise. That pretty much leaves.
Gamble, Gross, Nak, Edwards, Williams and Beason.
Williams and Beason are the harder of those deals being a straight cut. Beason gets a restructure and Williams probably stays for one more year. That leaves Gamble, Gross, Nak and Edwards. The team isn't going to cut it's only starting caliber LT, so Gross is out- so restructure him to save money.
Nak and Edwards are gone and it saves the team 4.3, The team still needs to cut a lot of space after that. So there goes Gamble....