It was simply a salary cap move because we had a guy waiting in the wings in Matt Roth. I have no doubt he'll get a good contract for around 2-3 years and get his 6 sacks a year. He was a great player. Good against the run, great pass rusher, high character guy, team leader and extremely durable having played every game for the last however many years.
He should be sought after by a team wanting to go deep in the playoffs.