I was just thinking. Instead of releasing 2 of your top 20 players overall, I was thinking every team has to release 2 players (offense and defense) of a certian number of rating (or cap points) total. An example would be..."Everyone has to release a total of 150 cap points (or rating points) for the cut."
So say you release a player of 89 rating overall. Then you would only need to release a player of a rating of 61...which would give you a cut total of 150 cap points(rating points). You still would only release 2 players. No more, no less. And both would still have to be 1 offense and 1 defense. You can even up the total of the cap release. Instead of 150 you can make it 160 or 170. It is somewhat complicated and hard to explain. It would also be hard for everyone in the franchise to understand but it is an idea for the future.