The rebuild of the offensive line could lead to a starter being cut
Hopefully, the starting offensive line has reached a point where it can settle down in terms of turnover. Investments have finally been introduced over the last couple of offseasons to different extents. It seems like this group could finally turn towards a new page that seems them become one of the better units in the NFL.
One of the biggest concerns that still need to be answered this upcoming year will be at both tackle spots. Broderick Jones is the future at left tackle, but he might need some coaching before he gets the nod to start. Dan Moore Jr. could start on the left side, but he has also practiced on the right side recently.
With Moore trying to compete at right tackle, that could spell the end of Chuks Okorafor. He has held the starting title for that spot for a while now, but he has never commanded that area since getting the job there. Okorafor was just re-signed last year, but he could see the door soon if he cannot win the starting spot over Moore and fend off any other challengers.
Ideally, having the rookie emerge as a starter on the left side and Moore on the right, would be a great scenario play out. Okorafor would be an expensive swing tackle, but at least he has starting experience. Cutting Okorafor would save the club nearly nine million dollars in spending change. If the ideal scenario plays out, then it would make a lot of sense for Chuks to see his name on the released list this upcoming offseason.