The Salary Management System has cost another veteran his job. Sad for Corey, but, unfortunately, the nature of the business. If he doesn't get any offers, he can be re-signed at a lower salary.
He was apparetly making $165,000...
$165000. That is a lot. No wonder they released him.
Do y'all think that this is an issue of:
His best days being behind him?
His salary being too high?
Or a combo of both?
Thryllin, I think it is a combination of both, with the salary being the key issue. Paying over $100,000 for a non starter is just too much.
There are no shortage of running backs (as Shivers once said 'they are a dime a dozen') or return specialists...
I doubt that anyone else will pick him up at this salary, so the 'riders may re-sign him later.
He was released outright so he is effectively a free agent right now. The riders could resign him tomorrow if they wanted.
I suspect they wanted to also give him the opportunity to sign with another team.
He would have made $195, 000 this year as he was supposed to get a 30,000 bonus. Too much under the cap system for a player who isn't quite as good as he used to be 4 years ago.
Where did you hear that? Thats a significant bonus…