The Washington Commanders experienced a occupied Wednesday afternoon. Immediately after showing up to shed working back J.D. McKissic to the Buffalo Payments, the Commanders reportedly offered him the similar income he was obtaining in Buffalo and he made the decision to continue to be.
On the heels of that shock arrived news that the Commanders had minimize a few gamers: still left guard Ereck Bouquets, safety Deshazor Everett, and defensive deal with Matt Ioannidis, which saves them $19 million versus the cap.
Ioannidis was not expecting to be unveiled, and Alan Herman, Ioannidis’ agent, was not expecting it possibly — primarily in gentle of a dialogue Herman claims he experienced with a crew agent. Herman instructed the Affiliated Press that he and his fellow agent, Jared Fox, ended up lied to by Commanders senior VP of football administration Rob Rogers when they spoke to him in the course of the NFL merge.
“They appeared us straight in the eye, Rob Rogers, and Rob mainly claimed to Jared and myself: ‘Absolutely not. We have no views of releasing Matt Ioannidis,’” Herman instructed The Involved Push. “We do not significantly care to be lied to to our face. I really don’t like when an individual lies to my deal with.
“They took him out of the cost-free agent sector now for two days. That places us now at a drawback simply because other teams have paid other defensive linemen contracts, and (Ioannidis) has not been capable to acquire gain of that. Which is not the way you carry out company in the National Football League.”
All those are some spicy words to throw all around, but it truly is likely a reflection of how he and Ioannidis come to feel. Ioannidis has been with the Commanders considering the fact that they drafted him in 2016. He’s been about long adequate to see four different quarterbacks come and go, and he is played underneath two different head coaches and one interim head coach. Releasing players is section of the calculus of the sport, but it can be difficult to blame Ioannidis for experience some form of way just after obtaining the script flipped on him like that.
But to be truthful to the Commanders, the discussion concerning Herman, Fox, and Rogers transpired in advance of the workforce traded for quarterback Carson Wentz, who comes with a cap hit of in excess of $28 million this season. Which is a pretty considerable chunk of cap place, and the surprise of remaining able to keep McKissic in all probability compelled Washington’s hand. However for Ioannidis, conversations aren’t contracts, and he is now looking for a new staff for the 2022 season.