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ICYMI: NFL News Roundup March 2nd 2016

Roddy White cut by the FalconsThe Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have cut ties with their all-time leading receiver Ro


Roddy White cut by the Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have cut ties with their all-time leading receiver Roddy White.

White was drafted by the Falcons 27th overall in the 2005 NFL Draft and went on to amass 808 receptions for 10,863 yards and 63 touchdowns. The move was likely a combination of two factors: The Falcons save $2,362,500 in cap space and White had become an after thought in the Falcons offense. The Falcons will now be looking for a new number 2 receiver to go alongside Julio Jones.

Atlanta Falcons 2016 schedule

New England Patriots cut loose two veterans

The Patriots have reportedly cut WR Brandon LaFell and TE Scott Chandler to open up some cap room going into free agency.

LaFell was a big contributer to the Patriots offense in 2014. He had 74 catches for 953 yards and 7 touchdowns. He also scored the first Patriots touchdown in Super Bowl XLIX. This year, though, he missed the 5 games of the season and was only able to start in 7 of his 11 appearances and had just 37 catches for 515 yards and no touchdowns. Chandler was brought in last offseason as a second option to Rob Gronkowski. He played in 15 games but only had 23 catches for 259 yards and 4 touchdowns – he had 2 or more catches in just 6 of those games.

New England Patriots 2016 schedule 

Baltimore Ravens and Joe Flacco agree on a contract extension

Following the Ravens Super Bowl XLVII victory over the San Francisco 49ers, Joe Flacco signed a monster deal. That deal was due to cost the Ravens $28.55 million against the cap this year but the Ravens have extended the deal through 2021 and reallocated some money to save $6 million this year and spread the money more evenly throughout the remaining years of the contract.

2016 NFL salary cap

Alex Mack voids remainder of Cleveland Browns contract

Cleveland Browns Center Alex Mack is now a free agent after taking up an option to void the remainder of his Browns contract and test the open market. Mack will be a rare thing in free agency – a Browns player who will be coveted by other teams. As one of the best players at his position over the last few years Mack will likely draw interest from numerous teams and, although possible he ends up back with the Browns, will receive a good payday from the team that signs him.  

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Remy Cabache

Lifetime sports fan. I have written with RealSport since the NFL section started and I have also written for my own blog, EbonyBird.com and I have had several articles published in local newspapers covering my local (American) football team.

ICYMI: NFL News Roundup March 2nd 2016

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