With only one week until all NFL teams must be in compliance with the 2014 salary cap of $133 million and with free agency set to get rolling on the same day, squads across the league are faced with some tough decisions.
For many players, that means the end of the line, at least with their current teams.
Some got hurt. Others just never lived up to their contracts. Others still signed back-loaded deals that now make them incredibly expensive to retain.
Such is the fate of veteran linebacker LaMarr Woodley.
With young linebacker Jason Worilds signing his transition tender and Woodley set to count over $13 million against the cap in 2014, the cap-strapped Pittsburgh Steelers are essentially left no choice but to sever ties with the former Pro Bowler.
Woodley hasn't been let go yet, but it's all but certainly coming.
For others, the axe has already fallen. If there's a silver lining to getting cut early (dim though it may be), at least these players get a bit of a head start before the floodgates open next Tuesday.
With that in mind, and with an eye toward both the cap space to sign them and a need at their position here's a look at the best landing spots for the latest batch of NFL players looking for work.