Buffalo Bills: Released LB Keith Rivers
The former 2008 1st round pick was released following a season that saw him play in 12 games with just 16 total tackles. He has certainly underwhelmed but should catch on with his fourth NFL team.
Carolina Panthers: Released S Thomas DeCoud
DeCoud signed a 2 year deal with Carolina in 2014 but won’t see the second year on that deal. After being inserted as a starting safety for the Panthers, his lack of playmaking had him benched in December. He finished with 50 total tackles and 1 interception. At age 29, he should have a little bit left in the tank to offer another team, perhaps as a reserve.
Kansas City Chiefs: Released WRs Donnie Avery and A.J. Jenkins
The Chiefs completed the 2014 season without completing a touchdown pass to any WR. While some of that has to do with the conservative approach Alex Smith plays with at the QB position, it’s also a testament to the skill level the WRs had. The Chiefs ultimately let former 1st round pick Jenkins, who has been labeled as a bust and Donnie Avery, who has shown some flashes throughout his career go.
Indianapolis Colts: Released LB Shaun Phillips
After a great 9 year career with the San Diego Chargers that saw him record 69.5 sacks, Shaun Phillips has had trouble finding consistent work. He spent 2013 with the Denver Broncos, 11 games in 2014 with the Tennessee Titans and 5 games with the Colts. Phillips, known as a edge rusher failed to record a sack in limited time with the Colts and was released. Unfortunately, this could be the end of the road for 33 year old Phillips.
Minnesota Vikings: Claimed TE Brandon Bostick on waivers from Green Bay
Many now know Brandon Bostick as the guy who botched the onside kick allowing the Seattle Seahawks to advance to the Super Bowl. Bostick was eventually cut by the Packers but has now found a new home with the divisional opponent Minnesota Vikings.
Green Bay Packers: Released LB Brad Jones
Brad Jones, a 2009 seventh round pick with the Packers defied odds lasting 6 seasons and even at times starting for the Green Bay Packers. At age 28, Jones figures to have a few years left in him. He should be able to catch on with another team as a key reserve.