Several big name NFL players have been released from their teams in the last week or so. Marvin Harrison probably being the biggest one to be cut from a team since he is a possible NFL candidate. Harrison asked for and got his release from the Indianapolis Colts. This article will name some notable NFL players released and discuss a few of them as well. For the entire list of player transactions go to NFL.com. Keep in mind some of these players will resign later with their original team at a reduced salary.
Marvin Harrison was not the only big name NFL player released recently however. Deuce McAlister the running back from the New Orleans Saints was cut. Long time Jacksonville Jaguar RB Fred Taylor was released as well. The Chiefs cut Patrick Surtain and the Falcons let Lawyer Milloy go. The Raiders released safety Gibril Wilson and are considering letting receiver Javon Walker go. These are just a few of the big name NFL players who have been or will be released. Fred Taylor is already being rumored to go to the New England Patriots.
The Houston Texans released Safety Will Demps to clear some salary cap space for 2009. The Texans also parted ways with offensive tackle Ephraim Salaam and defensive end Anthony Weaver, both long time NFL veterans.
Tampa Bay has let go 2 time Buccaneer running back Warrick Dunn, wide receivers Joey Galloway and Ike Hillard. Tampa Bay also released their best player ever in my opinion when they cut linebacker Derrick Brooks. Linebacker Cato June was released along with Derrick Brooks. I think of this list Cato June, Derrick Brooks and Joey Galloway have the best chance of catching on with a new team in 2009. I really was a little surprised to see Brooks and Dunn get cut, sorry couldn't help the country music angle.
The Chiefs cut quarterback Damon Huard and two time Chief, linebacker Donnie Edwards in addition to Surtain. I think Surtain will be the only one of these men to play on a new team in 09.
The Carolina Panthers released running back and special team's player Nick Goings who had been a popular player in the past. Wide receiver D.J. Hackett and offensive lineman Jeremy Bridges were also released. Hackett kept getting injured and Bridges had some off the field issues that the Panthers addressed by sending him packing.