The only scenario where this makes sense in my head is that we are planning on trading CJ...... Why else would we cut his salary down this year? We currently have almost 8 million in cap room. I doubt there is a veteran player on the market seeking more than that.
I can dream, but how great would it be to trade CJ to the 49ers for Greg Roman and some of those draft picks (they have 6 in the first 3 rounds).
*Just typing this feels like I am playing Madden. (Only in Madden, we win games)