Cuts all around the league are already being made and we are seeing some good players (such as Ahmad Bradshaw of the New York Giants) get released from their teams simply due to their contracts and how they fit in with the future of the franchise. Cuts like those are strictly made to get under the cap threshold.
The Arizona Cardinals will have some cap maneuvering to do once Bruce Arians and Steve Keim get a bit more settled in. The Cards have just a $3.6 million cap adjustments heading into the 2013-14 season, according to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio.
So to create some more room for themselves, many have wondered who the players are that will be cut. Kevin Kolb is an obvious candidate given his current salary, unless he ends up renegotiating (which he is apparently open to doing).
If he doesn't, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports believes he will inevitably have to be cut. Here is what he says about Kolb and how he fits in with Arizona's cap:
Kevin Kolb, Cardinals ($9 million salary, plus $2 million roster bonus): He won't make that kind of money to stay, and I can't imagine Kolb getting the roster bonus, though if he's willing to settle for more like $5 million there could still be an opportunity for him in Arizona.
In the end, many of us expect Kolb to take the salary hit and restructure his contract to stay with the team. That, of course, is assuming that Bruce Arians even wants him as his quarterback.
What do you think will end up happening? Will Kolb be on this team come the start of training camp? If so, what will his contract look like? I think La Canfora's estimate of around $5 million is a pretty safe bet, should Kolb restructure.
Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.