The NFL puzzle looks a lot different now than it did last week. Now that 256 drafted players have been added to the league’s 32 rosters, a lot of established players could be in jeopardy of losing their jobs.

Here are eight of ’em…

Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill: This would’ve been the case regardless of what the Chiefs did in the draft, because Hill’s career is in jeopardy as he faces major off-field issues. But when Kansas City traded up to draft the similarly skilled Mecole Hardman in Round 2, the writing was on the wall.

Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy: The Bills used a third-round pick on former Florida Atlantic superstar Devin Singletary, and they also signed Frank Gore. The 30-year-old McCoy is due to make more than $9 million in a walk year, but the Bills can save almost $7 million by cutting him.

San Francisco 49ers DE Solomon Thomas: There was chatter on a potential Thomas trade even before San Francisco used the No. 2 overall pick on Nick Bosa. Now, with Bosa and Dee Ford on board, it’d be surprising if the 49ers weren’t looking for a trade partner.

Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor: Is Philly sure about that expensive, non-guaranteed fifth-year option for Agholor? He hasn’t lived up to expectations and the Eagles drafted JJ Arcega-Whiteside in Round 2. With the pro-ready Stanford product teaming up with DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery, there might not be much room for Agholor.

Jacksonville Jaguars DE Calais Campbell: The four-time Pro Bowler won’t likely be moved or released this offseason, but the 32-year-old’s days might still be numbered in Jacksonville. They’ll need money for the younger Yannick Ngakoue, and in the last two years they’ve used first-round picks on edge guys Taven Bryan and Josh Allen. The Jags can save $9.5 million by parting ways.

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph: Minnesota used a second-round pick on tight end Irv Smith Jr., who scored seven touchdowns in the SEC as a breakout star with Alabama in 2018. Rudolph hasn’t delivered consistently, and now he’s entered a contract year. He can be cut free of charge, saving the Vikes $7.6 million.

New York Giants S Janoris Jenkins: The Giants are rebuilding, Jenkins is expensive and on the wrong side of 30, and Big Blue traded up into the back end of Round 1 for Georgia product Deandre Baker. Why keep Jenkins around? It’s not as though he’s lived up to his big salary, and the Giants can save nearly $8 million by parting ways.

Oakland Raiders S Raiders S Karl Joseph: The 2016 first-round pick actually had his best season yet in 2018, but he’s still been a disappointment and this regime has no allegiance to him. The reality is Oakland first-round pick Johnathan Abram is a very similar player.

About Brad Gagnon

Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. Based in Toronto, he's worked as a national NFL blog editor at, a producer and writer at theScore Television Network and a host, reporter and play-by-play voice at Rogers TV. His work has also appeared at, Deadspin,, The Guardian, The Hockey News and elsewhere at Comeback Media, but his day gig has him covering the NFL nationally for Bleacher Report.