The new NFL league year begins on Wednesday, which means teams are preparing to reshape their roster. As they do so, they are releasing players, with Monday being a big day for releases. Players can be cut for a variety of reasons, though there are often financial motives behind such decisions. Whatever the case, talented veteran players are still showing up on the market as we work our way through March.
Here are the ten most notable players who have hit the market this month. Oh, and by the time you read this, Ndamukong Suh could be released, which would have put him at the top of the list.
1) Adrian Peterson, RB
Adrian Peterson will be on the free agent market for the second offseason in a row. He was released by the Arizona Cardinals on Monday after playing six games for them last season. Though Peterson only rushed for 529 yards on 156 carries (3.4 yards per carry average). He posted two big games for them, including a 134-yard, two touchdown performance against Tampa Bay, and a 159-yard game against the 49ers.
A neck injury ended Peterson’s season last year, but he says he has recovered. There is a chance he could return to the Cardinals despite his release.