2. Lawrence Guy
Lawrence Guy opened the offseason by letting New England know that he wasn’t happy with his current contract situation. Although the dispute resulted in his sitting out of June’s minicamp, he’s participated in training camp while still seeking a new deal.
Guy’s contract situation also makes it a real possibility that the Patriots could move on from him this preseason. Even though he’s started 91 games over six seasons with New England, that doesn’t change how Belichick is known for not rewarding aging players who are past their prime.
On top of that, the team can save a ton of money if they make a surprise cut. Guy only carries $500,000 in dead money if he’s released (per Spotrac), opening up just over $3.3 million in cap space for the Patriots to work with.
At the end of the day, Guy being cut is probably a long shot due to his history with the franchise. Still, the contract dispute means his starting job isn’t 100% safe with hungry players like DaMarcus Mitchell, Jeremiah Pharms Jr. and Trey Flowers behind him on the depth chart.