The Carolina Panthers cut cornerback Chris Gamble, freeing up $7.9 million in cap space. The 30 year old Gamble leads the Panthers in interceptions and games started at the cornerback position. Gamble missed the vast majority of last year with a torn labrum, but when he was playing, ESPN Insider has him ranked as an 80 - meaning he was on the low end of the spectrum of "outstanding players." Take those ratings for granted because Richard Sherman (All-Pro) and Aqib Talib are both 79's.

It has been reported by Yahoo Sports that it is "highly likely"that the Washington Redskins will release cornerback DeAngelo Hall to add $8 million to their cap space which will put them $5 million under their new appropriated cap if they go through with it. In 2010, Hall was elected to his most recent Pro Bowl. DeAngelo Hall's ESPN Insider ranking is a 75, which is tied with Kyle Arrington.

The news about Gamble (and potentially DeAngelo Hall) adds to a now deep list of good cornerbacks. A list that features Sean Smith, Brent Grimes, Aqib Talib, Chris Houston, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Keenan Lewis and Greg Toler. Rumors of Nnamdi Asomugha and Darrelle Revis being on the market also adds to the depth of available cornerbacks.

This adds to the Patriots options if they choose to let Talib hit the market. As the supply of cornerbacks increase, it will drive the price down, so the more the better for the New England Patriots.

Sam Reilly 3/09/2013 04:57:00 PM Edit

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