In the last couple of days, word has leaked out that the Packers are going to cut All-Pro Charles Woodson and the Colts will do the same with Dwight Freeney.
Such is life in today's NFL.
We all know that the Steelers are having cap issues. But while Steelers fans are bemoaning the team's issues, they have to realize that other teams are in the same boat.
With the cap not going up much again this year, many teams are being forced to bite the bullet with aging veterans who might not be worth their big cap number.
It wasn't exactly what the players had in mind when they signed a new CBA prior to the 2011 season.
The Steelers, of course, are headed down the same road with linebacker James Harrison - possibly.
Depending on what the team can get done in terms of contract extensions with Ben Roethlisberger, Heath Miller and maybe another younger vet or two, they could have to make the difficult decision to cut Harrison in order to have enough cap space to make offers to their restricted free agents in a couple of weeks.
Then again, there could be a couple of surprises there as well.
While the Steelers have routinely offered contracts to all of their restricted free agents, this year, that might not be the case.
In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if the team didn't offer running back Jonathan Dwyer or linebacker Stevenson Sylvester.
The coaching staff was unhappy with Dwyer's stamina and his constant tapping out of games after making just two or three carries in a row. The thought is that he might not have what it takes to be an every down back, so why tender him an offer that will more than double his salary if you don't think he's in the long-term plans?
The same goes for Sylvester, who has been around three years but still hasn't shown anything as a position player. He was supposed to be a good special teams player, but even that was missing in 2012, when he managed just one special teams tackle in nine games.