But there is no advantage to your cap to do that. As I noted teams can designate 2 players who they plan to cut anyway as a June 1st cut before June 1st to solve the injury issue if they got hurt in minicamps, for example. Plus the player can start looking for another team. But the cap doesn't change until June 2nd even if you designate him a June 1st cut earlier than that date.
Right. It's really a favor to the player to do this move. It's one of those situations where if you know it's going to happen, you can give the guy a better chance to find another job. If you know it's going to happen, it's kind of a dick move not to do it for your guy. However, in our case, I don't think we know for sure it's going to happen. I think there's a really good chance of it, but I don't think G'man is 100% on it yet.