Randall Cobb and Clay Matthews are two of the longest tenured members of the Packers, but their time in Green Bay could be coming to an end. There’s been a drop in production for both in recent years and both are heading into the final year of their contracts. Both have non-guaranteed salaries for 2018, and could be cap-casualties this summer.
When asked which big names could be on the chopping block this summer, Jason Fitzgerald of Overthecap.com listed both Cobb and Matthews (Twitter link). Cobb has been held to less than 700 receiving yards in back to back seasons and was recently spotted in a walking boot. If the Packers do decide to move on from either player, it would be the end of a very successful era for the fan favorites.
Here’s more from around the NFL:
- Buccaneers linebacker and 2017 third round pick Kendell Beckwith was in a car accident back in April that broke his ankle, but there was “optimism” within the organization that there is no “significant” ligament damage, according to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times (Twitter link). It appears Beckwith, who started 11 games for the Bucs in 2017, could be ready for training camp.
- The Jets have always been high on 2016 sixth-rounder Elijah McGuire, but his roster spot is not guaranteed, according to Andy Vasquez of NorthJersey.com. The Jets’ running backs coach recently compared McGuire to LaDainian Tomlinson, but due to the acquisitions of Isaiah Crowell and Thomas Rawls this offseason, McGuire will “need a strong training camp and preseason” to make the Jets, writes Vasquez.
- In case you missed it, our Zach Links took a look at a possible contract extension for the Eagles’ Brandon Graham.