Brandon was a unusual back and his size definitely set a tone - but at 4.4 mill he just couldn't be kept as a second guy - maybe he still comes back after testing the market.
That said with Eli's restructure and this cut we should now be safely under the cap and perhaps room for more of our own FA'S and some cheap guys to fill in needs.
No one has to say it agin but the GMEN look for stars in the first 3 rounds (and dont usually ever draft need - they find that in FA) and then fill up on need in later rounds. So everyone saying they will draft a back or lb or TE just hasn't been watching for years. While they may do that it's only if they think they are BPA.