The names kept rolling out.
All were part of the NFL purge Thursday as teams readied for the open of free agency. All were released by their teams.
What did they all have in common? It was the years on their resumes.
Getting old is a bitch. Getting old in the NFL is a financial disaster.
You go from starter one day -- like all of the above -- to out of a job a few months later.
And if any of them thinks they will be cashing in on big-money deals, they should think again.
That time has come and gone.
The NFL is a young man's league. If you're 30 or older, you're hanging on, unless you're a quarterback.
The older crowd might get lucky and land a one-year deal. And they might actually help a team. But any chance of a multi-year mega-contract likely has passed them by.
Thursday once again reminded us why we can never be hard on a player who wants to be paid when he's in his prime.
That prime doesn't last for long.