Brandon Marshall, Tony Romo and T-Mobile Make Moves
On Tuesday, Salute reported that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was mulling over his decision about what to do with his long-term starter-turned backup QB Tony Romo.
Today, that conundrum has reportedly been solved as reports at ESPN are stating that the Cowboys will release Romo into the free agent pool on Thursday.
Teams can openly sign at the start of the new league year at 4p.m. EST, so look for Romo to land in either Denver or Houston before the day is out.
The move is going to cost Dallas a lot of money. If Dallas cuts him with a June 1 designation, they will save $14 million against their salary cap this season. However, he will count $10.7 million and $ 8.9 million in subsequent years.
Without a designation, Dallas will save $5.1 in cap space but will carry $19.6 million in dead money for 2017.
It’s an expensive going away present as Dallas in theory could have pushed for a trade to at least net a draft pick most likely in the third or later rounds.
Due to his injury history, it will be of interest to see how Romo fares moving forward. He has consistent collarbone and back issues and if he were to go Denver, would be under center of a very porous offensive line.
To protect any investment that is calling signals, Denver must upgrade in that department…
In other news, the Buffalo Bills will not move on from Tyrod “T-Mobile” Taylor as was expected. The franchise restructured his deal that was due to pay him $30.75 million over the next two years.
— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) March 8, 2017
Elsewhere, the New York Giants have landed the talents of veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall. Due to his release last week, Marshall did not have to wait until tomorrow to ink a new deal.
The big-bodied wide receiver will bring a sense of maturity to a receiving corps that includes Odell Beckham Jr., who quite frankly could use a mentor that can advise him on matters that Marshall can relate to.
Marshall’s deal is reportedly worth $12 million over two years.
Be On The Look Out For:
The Arizona Cardinals to announce a long-term deal with pass rushing stud Chandler Jones by the end of the day.