The best I can figure (for two people, and assuming it might be true for the rest) it that it came from spotrac.com where they list a "Potential Out: 2018", which is confusing a lot of people.
People seem to be assuming it's some sort of option clause and some have turned that assuming into articles, which only spread the theory... but the assumption seems to be wrong.
Spotrac.com has the "Potential Out: 2018," for ALL veteran players who are NOT in contract years.
The "Potential Out: 2018," seem to cover what the player would be owned if they're cut/released before 2018. But the wording and look is confusing a lot of people (including me).
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