Today at 4 PM marked the beginning of the new league year in the NFL. That means that free agents are now free to sign with new teams. It also means that certain monies are owed to players, which tends to result in some of them getting released by their teams just before the new league year begins.
Unsurprisingly, 2013 was no different in this case, and there were some high profile, starting players shown the door within the past hour or so. Others opted to take a pay cut or restructure their contracts in order to stay with their teams.
For those who express disgust at players when they hold out for a bigger contract, or really do anything related to money, it is because of days like this. In the NFL, contracts are not guaranteed, and that works both ways. Teams release players with several years left on their contract on a regular basis.
Several players, such as James Harrison and Aaron Ross, have already been released, but here is a list of others who find themselves looking for a job as of the last few hours alone.
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