Free agency doesn’t technically begin until Wednesday, but don’t tell that to NFL teams.
The Rams, Eagles, Browns, Dolphins, and what feels like the whole league have already been making moves. With the legal tampering window officially open, things are now happening more in the open than behind closed doors.
A move that’s felt inevitable for a long time has reached a newer point of inevitability. According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, Orlando Scandrick has requested his release from the Cowboys.
Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has requested his release from the team, according to a source. Scandrick hopes to get into the free-agent market when it opens Wednesday. Cowboys seem to have moved on at corner with Chidobe Awuzie, Jourdan Lewis,... https://t.co/oBgAn2Riqt— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) March 12, 2018
The writing has been on the wall for a long time with Scandrick leaving, it was literally on his Instagram profile back in December.
At the NFL Combine Stephen Jones hinted that the Cowboys would be moving on from Scandrick, noting that they’d rather trade a player than release him so they can at least get something in return (um, duh). It seems Scandrick is trying to control the situation as far as he can by putting in this request.
For what it’s worth though, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Cowboys have indeed been actively trying to receive compensation for Orlando Scandrick. The fact that they haven’t yet would seemingly indicate that they haven’t gotten a return offer either in general or that they like.
Scandrick was drafted in 2008 and fought his way to the point that he became the cornerback taken that year as opposed to the one drafted in the first round, Mike Jenkins. He’s defied every limit placed on him ever since and had one of the more underrated Cowboys careers of the last decade.
Happy trails, Orlando. Thanks for the good times.