NEPD Editor: Matthew Jones
Criticize what you will about former general manager Scott Pioli’s tenure – his failed investment in Matt Cassel, his inability to find a head coach given two opportunities to do so – but his ability to avoid committing guaranteed money to personnel means that Andy Reid and co. will take over a team with a surprising amount of salary cap flexibility.
With players such as wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, left tackle Branden Albert, and defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey set to become free agents, one of Reid’s first orders of business should be clearing up additional salary cap room to invest towards long-term solutions on both sides of the ball. More specifically, releasing just the five players listed after the jump could net Kansas City an abundance of flexibility. Read on for more information.