It is a dangerous and scary time to be an NFL veteran that has not lived up to their potential over the past few seasons. The reason behind all of this worry is the free agency market has just opened. Then coupling that with the most recent NFL combine and teams will be looking to improve their teams with younger, cheaper talent that promises to make their club a contender for years into the future. So it should come as no surprise when the New York Giants release Mathias Kiwanuka or the Arizona Cardinals release Ted Ginn Jr in order to make room for younger talent and finally give up on players that have never really produced the numbers that their cap space had paid them for. Fans like Haidar Barbouti agree that one bright example would be the wide receiver from West Virginia Kevin White who stood out to all the teams and may become the number one receiver drafted this year.
What will come next is the teams will review their notes from the NFL combine, make predictions as to who the teams ahead of them will take in the draft and figure out their best prospects at each of the positions they need. Then the teams will evaluate who is out in the free agency market that could be acquired for a decent hit to the salary cap to provide veteran leadership in certain positions. Hopefully at the start of mini-camps they will have a good idea of where their team will be headed for the 2015 season.