5 Cut Candidates That Could Thrive on Other NFL Teams
The 2019 NFL preseason is upon us, and with its arrival, teams will begin the process of whittling their rosters down to 53 players. This leaves plenty of valuable players on the chopping block around the league.
There are also lots of teams with glaring holes on their depth charts heading into the 2019 NFL season, and these holes create opportunity for newly cut players to step in and make in impact in their new home. These five players could do just that.
5. John Kelly, RB, Los Angeles Rams
The Rams don't seem to care much for John Kelly behind Todd Gurley, signing C.J. Anderson last year and both matching an offer sheet for Malcolm Brown and drafting Darrell Henderson in 2019. He hasn't seen much regular-season work, but he showed flashes with 197 yards on 46 carries in the 2018 preseason. He'd be a serviceable backup on a team that needs RB help.
4. C.J. Prosise, RB, Seattle Seahawks
A WR-turned-RB, it makes sense that C.J. Prosise got off to a slow start to his NFL career. Injuries haven't helped things for him either. Seattle has a lead back in Chris Carson and spent a first-round pick on Rashaad Penny last year, and both have apparently made strides in the passing game. Being freed from a slow-paced, run-heavy offense could breathe new life into Prosise.
3. Keelan Cole, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jags' receiver room isn't top-heavy, but it's crowded with Marqise Lee getting healthy and Chris Conley being added via free agency. This could leave Keelan Cole on the outside looking in. With 1,239 receiving yards over his first two seasons, despite catching passes from Blake Bortles, a superior offense could be just what Cole needs to break out.
2. Kenneth Dixon, RB, Baltimore Ravens
Kenneth Dixon has struggled to stay healthy, playing only 18 games since being drafted in 2016, and the Baltimore Ravens paid big money to bring in Mark Ingram. Gus Edwards (137 carries in 2018) is still around as well. Dixon can contribute both on the ground and through the air, making him another good fit for any RB-needy team.
1. LeSean McCoy, RB, Buffalo Bills
Last year was the worst season of LeSean McCoy's career, with a career-low 3.9 yards per touch. The Bills clearly took notice, signing free agents Frank Gore and T.J. Yeldon while also drafting Devin Singletary in the third round – all ominous signs for Shady's future in Buffalo. He might not be completely washed up though, as he's only two seasons removed from setting a career-high in yards per carry. There are plenty of teams that need running back help right now, and playing as part of a committee with the Houston Texans or Tampa Bay Buccaneers could keep him fresh. With experience as a lead back, the Dallas Cowboys would also be a great fit if Ezekiel Elliott's holdout lasts into the 2019 season.
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