A couple of weeks ago, we snickered at word that Dolphins backup QB Matt Moore was seeking a multiyear deal worth around $5M per season. Well, Moore's laughing all the way to the bank, as he's apparently about to get $8M over two years to stay in Miami.
Probably only half of that is guaranteed, but Moore still got what he wanted - a cushy salary to be a backup QB. Not bad at all. The deal is in line with what Kyle Orton got from Dallas last year (three years, $10.5M, $5M guaranteed).
By comparison, the Broncos are molding their QB of the future in Brock Osweiler, and he'll be making just $3.5M over the life of his four-year contract.
Obviously, Moore and Orton are more accomplished and at this point deserve to be paid more than Osweiler, but still, that's a lot of cheddar for two players who are nothing more than insurance policies.
Pittsburgh is expected to release LB James Harrison.
Jacksonville has released safety Dawan Landry today; he was set to make $5.35M this season. Cutting Landry saves the Jaguars $2.8M in cap room, but leaves $3.9M in dead money. The Jags have also cut corner Aaron Ross; the move saves $3M in cap space.
The LOLJets have asked WR Santonio Holmes to take a pay cut.
Updated 5:49pm ET