Why are many veterans being released so soon after the Draft?
They’ve been replaced by the events of last weekend. The Not For Long league is in full swing -- in with the new and out with the old. Many veterans have been, or will be, told their services are no longer needed, including Chris Perry, John Beck, Levi Jones, Brian Young, Rod Hood and now, as predicted here Tuesday, Edgerrin James. In addition to these better known names, there are many other younger players being released, as they will be replaced by draft picks who are now the favored pets of teams. It’s a tough thing for younger players who have been working out at their teams’ facilities for two months to hear they’re not even allowed to participate in training camp, but this is a cold business. They will be thanked for their time and effort and wished the best.