With training camp underway, we get a good look of how teams will shape up for the regular season. We’re still weeks away from seeing games, which means plenty of room can be made to shake up the rosters. Unfortunately for a few veterans, that means there’s a lot of time for them to be axed by their current teams.
Here are three veterans who will get cut this preseason.
This may seem odd as Perriman is still young and a former first-round draft pick, but he’s never shown any signs of potential. In two seasons, he only has 43 catches and three touchdowns. That’s not the kind of production you look for from a player of his supposed caliber. The Ravens showed they’re not willing to wait as they declined his option for next year and added a slew of wideouts who are already ahead of him on the depth chart. If he has a few bad performances during camp or preseason games, Baltimore could just wash their hands of him entirely.
Gillislee looked like a monster the first two weeks of the 2017 campaign but tailed off extremely quickly. He was phased out of the running situation in New England and had a string of games in a row where he didn’t dress. Gillislee is still behind James White and Rex Burkhead like he was last year and could find himself even further down the depth chart thanks to the additions of Sony Michel and Jeremy Hill. There’s no reason to keep him around any longer and his time in New England will soon come to an end.
Bridgewater has had a tough time coming back from his ACL injury and it’s not about to get any easier. He did get a chance to enter a situation where he could possibly be the starter but he’s far from guaranteed to make the roster. Sam Darnold is the QB of the future in New York and Josh McCown has proven he could be the QB of the present. If Bridgewater doesn’t exceed all expectations and show he could be the same player he was prior to the injury, then he may be looking for a job once again.