Post June-1 Cuts
Field Yates posted the cap savings that the Chiefs, Panthers, Falcons, and Bears will pick up on Sunday for releasing the following players:
- Chiefs S Eric Berry: made $9.55 million
- Panthers OT Matt Kalil: made $7 million
- Falcons OT Ryan Schraeder: $6.45 million
- Bears K Cody Parkey: $1 million
49ers DL coach Kris Kocurek admitted that DE Solomon Thomas had a “rough year” last season, but believes he will come back “stronger” in 2019.
“Obviously last year was a rough year,” Kocurek said, via Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports. “He had to go through a lot of stuff. It’s not easy on a player in any position, but he overcame it, and he’s going to be stronger because of it. At the time, it’s kind of hard for him to see, but Solomon has been working extremely, extremely hard. One of the hardest workers we have.”
Kocurek said Thomas is versatile due to his “quickness and speed,” and could use him on the edge or as an interior lineman.
“When I looked at him, you see a player that has versatility that can play outside and in certain situations you can slide him inside and utilize his quickness and speed,” Kocurek said. “I didn’t want to take that out of him in a way, because he is a versatile player.”
Broncos HC Vic Fangio said backup QB Kevin Hogan has “improved” over the last couple of years.
“He looks much improved from what I remember. I think he’s done well. I think he’s an improved quarterback from my last look at him which was a couple of years ago,” said Fangio, via Mike Klis.