Found February 05, 2013 on 60 Max Power O:
With reports that the Atlanta Falcons are projected to have only about $1.7 million in salary cap space this offseason, some are envisioning a scenario where both veterans DE John Abraham and RB Michael Turner could be released in order to create an estimated $10.4 million in cap space. That's a tough decision that lies ahead, but one head coach Mike Smith reluctantly acknowledges.
  • Not so much a Cap issue as it would be age, time in the league, injury, etc....and....too much bad press from law enforcement. Why take a chance? Ship em' out while they have value. Sort of like trading your truck while it is still running!!
  • Both players are due to be replaced. We need some young bulls on the Defensive line and a bigger and better running back. Many thanks to both of these guys but it would be a good thing to let them go.

Michael Turner & John Abraham Could Be Cap Casualties

D. Orlando Ledbetter lists RB Michael Turner and DE John Abraham as two players who could be released this offseason. Ledbetter notes that the Falcons should have $1.7 million in cap space once they carry over $1.3 million from last year. Releasing both Turner and Abraham would free up an addition $10.4 million in cap space. There has already been a lot of speculation that Turner...

Atlanta Falcons 7 Round NFL Mock Draft

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