Which NFL Veterans Should Be Cut?

Josh ZerkleChief Writer IIIAugust 7, 2012

Many an NFL veteran will find himself out on the street before the regular season begins on September 5. Bears wide receiver Devin Thomas already showed himself the door, retiring abruptly earlier this month. But which NFL veterans won't be leaving training camp on their own accord this summer?

Usually the highest-profile exits involve either quarterbacks or offensive skill players, of which there are plenty to choose. Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has been splitting reps with second-year upstart Jake Locker, and there aren't too many ways to interpret that development. And Cedric Benson, who ran for over 1,100 yards with the Bengals last season, can't even find his way onto a team.

What about those wide receivers? Chad Johnson signed what is basically a tryout contract in Miami. Randy Moss is getting his latest last chance in San Francisco after signing a one-year deal. And the embattled and not-so-good-anymore Braylon Edwards managed to catch on in Seattle. It's entirely plausible that at least one player from that list will be asked to bring his playbook to the coach's office before Week 1.

Lead NFL Blogger Aaron Nagler and I share a few opinions on over-seasoned NFL stars. Enjoy our thoughts in the video above and leave us your own thoughts in the comments below. Thanks for watching.