The NFL is getting rid of a few of its most valuable players, but there’s a handful who aren’t getting any kind of cut, sources told Bleacher Report.1.
Reggie Bush is getting cut by the Indianapolis Colts.
Bush, the team’s all-time leader in career receptions (1,094), receiving yards (1.769), touchdown catches (33) and receiving touchdowns (16) was a five-time Pro Bowler who made the Pro Bowl in each of his first four seasons.
He was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018.2.
Mike Jenkins is getting released by the Dallas Cowboys.
The veteran cornerback had a breakout year in 2017, when he had six interceptions and eight passes defensed, but was benched for Dak Prescott in Week 2 of the season and finished the year on injured reserve with a torn ACL.
His release is part of a move by the team to free up cap space to add a wide receiver or a tight end.3.
Tyrann Mathieu is getting traded to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Mathieu has been one of the NFL’s most consistent corners, recording seven interceptions and 14 passes deflections in four seasons with the Chiefs.
He also has seven interceptions, seven passes deflected and three forced fumbles.
The Kansas City offense finished the season ranked third in yards per play (8.7) and fourth in total offense (4,966.4 yards).4.
J.J. Watt is getting transferred to the Green Bay Packers.
The former defensive tackle has spent his entire career with the Packers and made his Pro Bowl debut in 2017.
He is one of two players to have two Pro Bowls in his first two seasons in the league, joining defensive end Chris Borland.5.
Calais Campbell is getting signed by the Cleveland Browns.
Campbell is the longest-tenured player in the NFL.
He made his first Pro Bowl last season, but is still recovering from an ACL tear.
He had been sidelined since the end of the 2017 season with a knee injury.
He will join a crowded receiving corps, with Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate now on the market.6.
Jaelen Strong is getting waived by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Strong had a productive season with the Jaguars, recording six interceptions in 2016 and three pass deflections.
He has missed the past two games with a hamstring injury.7.
Jameis Winston is getting promoted to the Carolina Panthers.
The quarterback has been the face of the team since the start of the franchise, and had his best season with Florida State in 2015.
Winston completed 60 percent of his passes for 1,634 yards and five touchdowns, as he led the ACC in completion percentage at 71.7 percent.
He completed 58.1 percent of passes for 2,879 yards and 18 touchdowns.8.
Brian Orakpo is getting sent to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Giants’ running back had a career-high 10 rushing touchdowns in 2016, but the team traded him to the Browns for a 2018 second-round draft pick in 2019.9.
David Johnson is getting a trade to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Johnson is one the best free-agent running backs of the past decade.
The Panthers drafted him in the third round in 2015 and had him for four years, including the 2015 season, when the Eagles made him the starter after the team acquired DeMarco Murray.
The Eagles traded Johnson to the Houston Texans in the offseason for a 2017 third-round pick.10.
Nate Burleson is getting moved from the Cleveland Texans to the Minnesota Vikings.
Burles, who played for the Texans from 2015-2017, had a strong season for the Vikings last year, rushing for 1.6 yards per carry and a touchdown on 58 carries.
He missed all of last season with an ankle injury.11.
Demaryius Thomas is getting paid like a superstar.
The Denver Broncos star has made the most of his contract years, spending more than $100 million on the franchise.
Thomas is averaging a career 4.6 receptions per game, which is tied for the fourth-most in NFL history behind Calvin Johnson (6.2), Drew Brees (5.5) and Roger Staubach (5).12.
Mike Wallace is getting drafted by the Oakland Raiders.
Wallace, a three-time Super Bowl champion, is a one-time All-Pro.
He won the Super Bowl with the Dolphins in 2014, but played just four games in 2016.
His best season came in 2017 when he rushed for 1 and 4 touchdowns in Oakland’s playoff loss to the Denver Broncos.
He did not see a lot of action last season as he was suspended for the first four games of the year for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.13.
Terrance Williams is getting killed by the Miami Dolphins.
The receiver is one in a long line of Hall of Famers who has been murdered in Miami, including teammate Reggie Wayne and teammate Mark Clayton.
The Dolphins had Williams for three seasons from