Found February 04, 2013 on
NFL Trade Rumors:
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 would likely be on the chopping block, so this further suggests that the Falcons will be looking for a replacement in the next few months.
Abraham, 34, is under contract for another two years at $4.25 million and $3.25 million respectively. He tallied 10 sacks this season and actually played pretty well this season, so cutting him loose only creates another hole to fill at a later time.
Ledbetter adds that OLB Stephen Nicholas, CB Dunta Robinson and OT Tyson Clabo could be all be approached regarding reworking their current contracts.
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