Like roster cut down day, the space between the end of the regular season and the next year's free agency sees plenty of big names changing addresses.
And while some of these veterans will end up back with their team at a reduced salary, others will provide a majority of the intrigue heading into the open market period, which is closing in rapidly.
Here are the big names that have already been let go:
Brian Hartline: The Dolphins wideout is just two years removed from a 76-catch, 1,016-yard season in 2013, but Miami could not carry a salary of almost $6 million for this year.
Ted Ginn: Ginn's 2013 season in Carolina proved he could be a steady third or fourth option at wide receiver, though Arizona never had that kind of plan for him. The special teams dynamo and former first-round pick will hit the market once again. Could Cleveland be in his future?
Tyvon Branch: The former fourth-round pick played in just five games over the last two seasons. Jack Del Rio needs more dependability from his quarterback on defense.
Todd Herremans: Herremans played in 124 games since 2005, but his longevity was not enough to save him from a money dump. Depth at guard is valuable, and he'll land safely somewhere else, perhaps even in Kansas City playing for old pal Andy Reid.
Nick Roach: Oakland released Roach on Friday due to a failed physical. The linebacker missed the 2014 season due to lingering concussion issues.
Usama Young: The safety was released Friday due to a failed physical. Young suffered tears to his ACL and MCL in Week 7 of the 2014 season.