NFL 2022: Predicting one cap casualty for every team this offseason

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NFL 2022 – Washington Football Team safety Landon Collins (26) Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /

Washington Football Team

Potential Cap Casualty: Landon Collins

A seemingly bad free-agent addition from the moment the ink dried, Landon Collins was a fine safety for the Giants before joining Washington. He has struggled to see the field since being added to their secondary. He is finally cuttable this offseason as the team can actually save some space by moving on from him, and it seems likely the two sides part ways.

Collins is a fine strong safety that can play well in the box. His coverage skills have been suspect though, and he has been a liability at times for Washington’s defense. While they don’t need the cap space they would get, this one seems to be more of a matter of his play over anything else. He hasn’t been the impact defender many hoped he would be when he was signed though.

As of now, Collins will count for over 16 million against the cap next season. The Chiefs could save almost $6.5 million of that by releasing him outright. They could almost double that to $12 million in savings if he is designated as a post-June 1st release. No matter what they decide to do, Collins seems like a likely cap casualty heading into this offseason.

The NFL will be heating up over the next few weeks as teams prepare for the offseason. Every team will try to get as much cap space as possible moving forward. While there will be a slew of moves and releases, these cap casualties seem like the most likely options for each team.