The Washington Commanders had a active Wednesday afternoon. Immediately after showing up to shed managing back again J.D. McKissic to the Buffalo Bills, the Commanders reportedly made available him the similar dollars he was receiving in Buffalo and he decided to remain.
On the heels of that surprise arrived news that the Commanders experienced slash a few players: left guard Ereck Flowers, protection Deshazor Everett, and defensive deal with Matt Ioannidis, which saves them $19 million versus the cap.
Ioannidis was not expecting to be released, and Alan Herman, Ioannidis’ agent, wasn’t expecting it both — particularly in light of a discussion Herman claims he had with a workforce consultant. Herman informed the Connected Push that he and his fellow agent, Jared Fox, had been lied to by Commanders senior VP of football administration Rob Rogers when they spoke to him throughout the NFL incorporate.
“They seemed us straight in the eye, Rob Rogers, and Rob mainly explained to Jared and myself: ‘Absolutely not. We have no views of releasing Matt Ioannidis,’” Herman told The Associated Press. “We do not specifically treatment to be lied to to our deal with. I don’t like when another person lies to my facial area.
“They took him out of the free of charge agent market place now for two days. That puts us now at a drawback for the reason that other teams have paid other defensive linemen contracts, and (Ioannidis) has not been able to take benefit of that. That’s not the way you conduct small business in the National Soccer League.”
People are some spicy words to toss around, but it’s most likely a reflection of how he and Ioannidis really feel. Ioannidis has been with the Commanders considering the fact that they drafted him in 2016. He’s been all around extended adequate to see four unique quarterbacks appear and go, and he’s played beneath two unique head coaches and one interim head mentor. Releasing players is aspect of the calculus of the game, but it’s really hard to blame Ioannidis for sensation some sort of way just after acquiring the script flipped on him like that.
But to be reasonable to the Commanders, the conversation amongst Herman, Fox, and Rogers took place before the group traded for quarterback Carson Wentz, who arrives with a cap strike of more than $28 million this year. Which is a really significant chunk of cap room, and the surprise of staying equipped to keep McKissic almost certainly forced Washington’s hand. Sadly for Ioannidis, conversations aren’t contracts, and he is now looking for a new workforce for the 2022 period.