Originally Posted by supercowboy8
Ratliff will not be cut.
Ratliff had 18 million guaranteed and still has 4.375 in guarantees left with a prorated signing bonus cap hot of 6 million. It will cost us 10.375 to cut Ratliff or 7 million to keep him and then he can be cut after next year.
Rat's production has dwindled. He is tracking for zero sacks this year. I know sacks aren't everything, however, he is undersized and isn't in there for his run stuff capabilty.
Add to that he has missed half the season due to various nagging injuries going back to training camp -- which is exactly what you might expect for a very undersized 3-4 NT -- all the double-teams over the years by 650 lbs of guard & center every play have taken a heavy toll.
Of course, much of this was already apparent when Jerry, ever loyal, extended him with a excessive contract extension.