Every year they restructure some guys and cut or trade someone that we didn't expect, purely for cap reasons. Nobody will be surprised when both happen this year too.I think people are underestimating the Pats' cap situation. According to spotrac, they have about $1,151,000 in space today. But that is only factoring in the top 51. Once you get to Week 1, you need to account for EVERYONE, including IR and PS. Plus eventually you need to factor in roster-bonuses and things that tally up as the season progresses. Miguel typically says those things are about $5M, and that's after tallying the full count of all players. So Agholor's potential $10M in savings (less anything received back) actually is about the bare minimum of savings they have to find somehow. And if they were to cut him, it's less than $5M in savings.
I don't think that people are saying "keep Agholor, we need everybody, especially receivers". If Agholor is a casualty of the cap, so be it. Just seemed like the general vibe of some of the posts were that we have so many great receivers, why not cut one. If that was a misread, apologies.