6 Former Pro Bowlers That Could Get Cut Following the 2019 NFL Draft

David Kaestle
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1. Demaryius Thomas, WR, New England Patriots

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The Patriots' receiving corps looked like an aging group, at least until New England selected N'Keal Harry with their first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. With Edelman, Harry and the slight possibility of Josh Gordon returning, Thomas could find himself on the outs in New England, especially if he can't get back to being the player he was prior to the torn Achilles he suffered last season.

2. Frank Gore/LeSean McCoy, RB, Buffalo Bills

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The Buffalo Bills all of a sudden have a surplus of running backs in their backfield heading into the 2019-20 season. After signing Frank Gore and T.J. Yeldon, plus drafting Devin Singletary out of Florida Atlantic University in Round 3 of the NFL Draft, Gore and incumbent running back, LeSean McCoy, are the eldest of the bunch. At 36 and 31, respectively, someone likely has to go, and don't be surprised if it's one of those two former Pro Bowlers.

3. Adrian Peterson, RB, Washington Redskins

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The Washington Redskins drafted a running back for the ninth consecutive year when they selected former Heisman Trophy hopeful, Bryce Love, out of Stanford with a fourth-round selection. Add Love to a backfield that already includes Derrius Guice, Samaje Perine, Chris Thompson and Adrian Peterson and you all of a sudden need to get rid of at least one. Peterson is the old man of the bunch and, despite just being resigned by the Redskins this offseason, he could find himself as the odd man out in favor of younger, fresher legs.

4. Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings

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While Kyle Rudolph is still one of the more productive tight ends in the NFL, he is heading into the final year of his deal and has no dead cap money remaining on his contract. Additionally the Vikings selected Alabama tight end Irv Smith Jr. with a second-round pick. While it's expected the Vikings will probably keep Rudolph in house for the final year of his deal, it wouldn't be a complete shock if we saw him get cut.

5. Robert Griffin III, QB, Baltimore Ravens

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RG3 seems to have found a home in Baltimore, but that could change after the Ravens selected Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. With incumbent Lamar Jackson as the clear-cut starter in Baltimore, McSorley could be a cheaper option as the team's backup QB, making RG3 expendable.


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