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Speedy John Brown cut by Bills

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With the NFL salary cap announced to be set at $182.5 million, franchises around the league are making their roster cuts to ensure they have enough money to improve their rosters. The latest cut victim is John Brown, wide receiver of the Buffalo Bills, per Jeremy Fowler.

Brown enters the free-agent market at 30 years old, and as a proven speedster in the NFL. The 2020 season was the worst of his career, as he sat out eight games due to injury. With the emergence of Gabriel Davis in the playoffs, cutting John Brown makes sense for this franchise.

Cutting John Brown saves the Bills just about $8 million. For a team coming so close to going to the Super Bowl last season, that money can be spent on a position of need rather than on a third or fourth-string wide receiver.

It’s speculated Buffalo pursues one of the free-agent running backs this offseason. With the Green Bay Packers electing to not franchise tag Aaron Jones, the Bills’ front office may make a push to sign the elusive back. Another name that’s hitting the rumor mill is Chris Carson. He’s dealt with some injuries in the past, but signing with the Buffalo Bills could be what he needs to regain dominance once again.

Look for things to heat up this month as the free-agent market opens up on March 17th. There will be plenty of more players receiving the ax until then. The NFL offseason is just getting started and there will be plenty of new faces on each franchise.

For that reason, look for John Brown to sign a cheap deal with a contending team. A franchise like the Green Bay Packers or Tennessee Titans could use his veteran presence on their rosters.